Innovation Overload Podcast: Mike Oakes

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Trade Show

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Convention Education, Exhibitor, Full Convention & Trade Show (Attendee & Guest), Full Meeting Child Registration, NECA Convention and Trade Show (Guest), Press Registration, Speaker Registration, Trade Show Only


Emerging Innovation Hub


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    Mike Oakes

    First Choice Electrical Solutions

    Michael Oakes is an entrepreneur and founding partner of First Choice Electrical Solutions, which focuses on changing the lives of their people! This is accomplished by providing professionally installed, well-designed and financially responsible electrical solutions to our clients. By the way we happen to be a great electrical contractor!  He has 34 years of experience in a wide range of positions in the Electrical Industry. Michael is acting as the managing member of FCES (First Choice Electrical Solutions), focusing on daily operations and business growth, emphasizing team culture and development. He is a state license holder, graduate of Scalerator Entrepreneur Training, active member of the NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) North Central Ohio Chapter, serving as a board member, a member of the negotiating committee and LMCC. Michael also serves on the NECA Innovation and Strategy Task Force. In addition to his FCES operating duties his plans include sharing his knowledge, his failures, and lessons learned with startup companies in the electrical industry. Away from the daily work routine, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife of 33 years Sarah, on the lake with their children Eryn (Zac), Tyler (Kayla) and Abigail (Spencer).