“I have worked with Mike off and on for many years, and consider him one of the most talented, action-oriented, innovative, and creative colleagues I have been around, and I have been around some good ones. I believe him to be among the leading thinkers in the digital space, and in identifying new pathways to growth. I would describe him this way:
• An energetic, forward-thinking and creative leader with high ethical standards
• Strong business acumen with sound technical and analytical skills, good judgment and excellent decision-making ability
• An extremely well organized, self-directed leader who can manage the business as well as people
• Intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people in all areas of the business and attracts talent as a genuine team player
• A decisive force who possesses a “big-picture” perspective and a “can do” attitude
I admire leaders who combine talent, willingness to defy convention, and a true team orientation that make them a pleasure to work with, and Mike is one of those leaders.

Mike French, CMO Altria