Mike Baur was residing in Fribourg in Switzerland in his younghood though he still has a connection and keeps in touch with the society that brought him up during those days. As a young boy, back in the upcountry, he had a dream of becoming a banker. He was indeed quite personate about his dream and worked hard to make his dream career become his profession.
For two decades, Mike was an employee at Swiss Private Banking where he started his career as a trainee in the commercial industry at Clariden Leu and UBS before rising in ranks at UBS to becoming a member of executive management board of the great Swiss Private Bank. This milestone was a significant achievement.
In the year 1992, Mike was part of the bandwagon that teamed up with a bigger dream of starting Scan Source company. He held different positions in the company from1992 to 2007. He was the president and the CEO from inception to 2007, and a member of the board of directors from 1995. The company started as a small firm before tremendously growing into a wealthy international company with employees amounting to 2100 and 45 offices across Europe and America. The company made sales of up to a whopping 3 billion US dollars. This made Scan Source company be ranked among the 1000 largest companies by revenues authority in the United States. The company has its headquarter in Greenville.
In the year 2014, Mr. Baur left UBS after accumulating a wealth of experience in the senior position and spent much of his time in entrepreneurship dealings of startup companies. This saw him start Swiss Startup Factory, leading independent private company, at an exceptional age of 39 years in partnership with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, the ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. In January 2016, Swiss Start-Up Company merged with CTI Investment before joining hands again with Goldbach Group and Fintech Fusion later that year. With this new mega-merger, Mr. Baur was the assistant managing director.
Mike spends most of his time in entrepreneurship programs for the youths and gives back to the society in different ways. Mike assists the community financially by digging into his pocket, and as a mentor by giving his valuable advice to upcoming Startup companies so that they can also make it to the top and make lucrative sales. He does this in his three-months startup accelerator program in Zurich.
In conclusion, it is also important to remember that the Mike holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and an honorary from the University of Bern. This with his unbeatable experience and entrepreneurial network across Switzerland deserves him a standing ovation.