Mike is the CEO of (>CLT) TapDynamics, Inc., a San Francisco-based company and the leading provider of draft beer monitoring solutions for multi-unit bar and restaurant operators. (Did you know that "20 to 30 percent of all draft beer poured at a restaurant is never paid for?" See this article.)
But before Mike brought data capture and analytics to draft beer flow meters, he was an investment banker, working for Banc of America Securities. For a time, Mike also worked in a San Francisco office for Seattle-based Cascadia Capital.
Here's what Mike tells us in the podcast, about investment banking and about himself:
- he gave up early on pursuing a career in sports broadcasting
- he turned a temp job into a Vice Presidency at Banc of America Securities
- an investment banker will never have the passion of any CEO he or she works for
- the current controversy over Wall Street pay is misguided
- divorce and single-fatherhood have focused his entrepreneurial energy
Entrepreneurs’ Prior Lives is produced and edited by John Solit. Burgess Carleton wrote and recorded the theme for the series. The Mike Cann episode was recorded in Seattle last Thursday.
Disclosure, and a solicitation: Joe Harb's and Mike Cann's companies, Quu and TapDynamics, respectively, are clients of mine. I'd like the series to also include entrepreneurs for whom I do not work as a lawyer. Please send me any suggestions . . . or volunteer yourself!