Mike Weddington - Bio

MICHAEL WEDDINGTON

BUSINESS & SPORTS BIO AND BACKGROUND

Small Business Advocate ▪ Marketing Strategist▪Motivational Speaker ▪ Guest Lecturer

Mike Weddington is a business and marketing strategist and speaker. Traveling North America in the past 8 years, he worked intimately with retailers, dealers and distributors to create strategic business models that drive sales and achieve positive results. Mike’s proven strategies, gained from hands‐on experience and research at the dealers’ level, will reduce years of a business learning curve when implemented. A solution for one business is a solution for many. He has a proven track record of helping businesses create a plan of action to become more effective, maximize profitability and increase sales.

Mike’s diverse management experience has included managing over 150 employees and 2000 accounts, managing sales, marketing, distribution, two manufacturing facilities, three call centers, accounts payable, and two separate business unit accounts receivable departments at Hunter Douglas with sales of $50+M in annual revenue. With over 30 years of sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution experience with Hunter Douglas and Wilsonart International, Mike has a distinctive level of experience, making him uniquely qualified as a professional speaker and leader in his industry. He has presented 400+ group seminars and 250+ formal planning business sessions with small businesses across North America. As Director of Sales & Marketing with Wilsonart International, Mike grew North American sales from $20M to $120M+ in only five years.

Mike Weddington - NFLA seasoned business professional, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Oklahoma. Leaving his alma mater, he entered another arena, playing professional football for 8 years, joining the USFL’s New Jersey Generals for three seasons followed by five seasons with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. The competitive spirit which led to his success on the football field has transferred seamlessly to his professional career in business management. Mike is a dynamic, no‐nonsense sales and business development executive and motivational speaker. He consistently exceeds expectations, is fun to work with and listen to, inspiring executives, managers and entrepreneurs to become more profitable and successful.

Client Testimonial

Hear From Mike

“Mike and his group were very helpful in giving us training, insight and guidance in hiring, promotion, profitability strategies
Will Bathke owner
of Aero Drapery & Blind, Minnesota

“Mike is an excellent speaker and motivator who reaches everyone in attendance. His energy is infectious.” 
Sid Goldberg
Owner ‐ Goldberg and Associates,
Kravet/Lee Jofa

“Mike, you are very inspiring and such a great speaker! I am still getting great feedback from the design community! Let’s do this again. I have requests that attendees would like to have a full day workshop.” 
Lailyn Arganosa
Marketing & Events Manager ‐ SOFA: Source of Furniture + Accessories