US Army

A highlight of my Army career was my deployment with the 172nd Infantry Brigade to Paktika province Afghanistan in July of 2011. Just as we deployed to Afghanistan, much was changing. Osama Bin Laden had been killed two months prior and our leaders were starting to ask tough questions about the future of Afghanistan. One of the greatest honors of my life was serving with leaders who were not afraid to share the facts vs. self serving fantasies to superiors and policy makers. Ultimately, our work informed strategy and policy on how to best support the Afghan’s longer term.

Click here to read a Wall Street Journal article that covered our efforts to prepare for US troop withdrawal

Engineer Section in Paktika Afghanistan
My team and I on FOB Sharana – a dedicated and talented group of Engineers
inspection in afghanistan

Infrastructure project in WazaKhwa Afghanistan

McKinsey team

One of my teams celebrating a successful engagement at a Yankee game


The Firm has the most incredible people – the kind of people who relentlessly help others achieve excellence (clients in this context) – I had the honor and privilege of working with and learning from some of the best in the business.

Land & Sea Capital


We invested in CNST, an in-home childcare and tutoring business, in 2017. We rolled up 5 locations and tucked in a tutoring acquisition; we exited this business in 2021.

Pictured here with our incredible leadership team on Long Island

Acquired the business in 2018; business was initially a small local NJ event based business. This business is now a national beverage brand. Mike is currently a board member and shareholder of this business.

Part of Wild Bills’ mission is to provide meaningful employment opportunities to veterans – Wild Bill’s has helped several veterans make the transition to civilian life and still employs several veterans to this day.

Wild Bills at Army-Navy

My mentor/business partner (Navy Mike) and I at the Army Navy game with another board member and other team members

mikey and mike merseburg

My son and I at our production facility at the beginning of our efforts to scale the beverage business

A wonderful group of people who travel the country bringing our brand to life at various events