Oak Hill Business Partners: Mike Thompson brings strategic sales expertise


Erik Owen, Oak Hill Business Partners



Mike Thompson, Oak Hill Business Partners



Mike Thompson brings strategic sales expertise to Oak Hill Business Partners

Milwaukee, WI – January 24, 2014 – Oak Hill Business Partners announces the hiring of veteran sales professional Mike Thompson. Thompson adds a dedicated, strategic, and proactive sales approach to a strong team of functional, technical experts at Oak Hill. His professional background includes over 25 years of sales, sales management, and marketing communications experience.

“We are very pleased to be able to add Mike to our team,” said Oak Hill president and founder Erik Owen. “I’ve known Mike professionally for over a decade. The skill set he brings to us in the area of sales is exactly what we need to build on the rapid growth we’ve experienced over our first four years in business.”

As an Oak Hill partner, Thompson brings a unique business perspective, having worked with both large and small clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, service, distribution, banking, healthcare, insurance, and not-for-profit. His expertise is in taking a consultative approach toward partnering with business management to develop a detailed understanding of its needs in order to provide business solutions designed to help companies maximize their potentials.

“I see this as an ideal fit for my experience,” said Thompson. “I’ll have the opportunity to play a lead role in Oak Hill’s outbound sales initiative and, in some cases, deliver solutions myself.

I’m also very happy about that Oak Hill offers services to both small businesses and large organizations. I’ve spent the past 25 years developing relationships with large and small Milwaukee-area companies, so I’m excited about the possibility of carrying those relationships forward.

Prior to joining Oak Hill, Thompson worked at Kelly Services, where he hired, trained and managed a team of business development representatives in his role as territory sales director.

About Oak Hill Business Partners:

Oak Hill Business Partners is a Milwaukee, WI-based firm focused on growth initiatives for small and mid-sized firms needing expertise in finance, sales, marketing, operations, or mergers and acquisitions. In addition, the firm conducts field exams for banks. Most recently, Oak Hill has expanded its line of services to include comprehensive enterprise project management for large organizations. Oak Hill serves the Upper Midwest with partners based in Milwaukee, Madison and Indianapolis. In 2012 and again in 2013, Oak Hill was named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s List of Top 25 Management Consulting Firms Serving Milwaukee.