BluWave Team Interviews | Mike Mahan, Account Management Director
April 15, 2022
By: Delaney Walker
Staying up to date with all 500+ PE firms we work with is no easy feat, which is why we are so glad to have added Mike Mahan to our team as Account Management Director. As a leader on our client coverage team, Mike builds relationships with our clients and helps coordinate our account management and business development efforts. Having now been on the team for a couple of months, we recently sat down with Mike to learn more about him, why he joined BluWave, and what his onboarding experience has been like.
How did you hear about BluWave and what made you want to ultimately join the team?
I first heard about BluWave when a recruiter reached out to me about the role. I then did some research and was impressed by all the news I found about BluWave’s growth and how team-centered the company was. When I came in to meet Sean, Katie, Houston, & Kyle, I knew that this was a team I wanted to be a part of.
What’s your favorite part about the team and culture?
Everyone that comes to work is always lending a helping hand and brings the same energy every single day. It is truly a “we” mentality at BluWave and we all want to grow professionally and personally together.
I also have to add that I love our commitment as a company to giving back both through community service and the contributions we make to local charitable organizations.
What was your favorite part of your onboarding experience?
I really enjoyed getting to meet with each department to see what role they each play in the big picture and then ultimately seeing how everything works together. This was a great example from day one of how we embrace our “team” value.
What’s your background?
I have been in an Account Management/Sales role for the past 9 years. Most recently, I was with Forrester Research, where I spent 4 years working with established & emerging technology companies helping them execute their product, sales, & marketing roadmaps.
Coming from no PE background, how was your experience getting caught up to speed on all things private equity?
Thanks to the people and training here, I got up to speed on the industry pretty quickly. Having subject matter experts like Sean that are willing to give you the time to pick their brain on the PE landscape is incredibly helpful. It’s such a fascinating market to learn and it’s been really rewarding to learn and see how our business model supports the industry’s everyday needs.
What’s your favorite part of the job and what do you find most rewarding about it?
I love that every day is different! My favorite aspect of my job is working with our PE clients to help them solve the challenges they are facing. We are built to save our clients time so that they can focus on other important initiatives on their plates. When we do help a client drive success, it’s rewarding because when one person wins, we all win! We have such a unique model where it truly is a team effort to present the optimal solution to our clients.
Now for the fun stuff, what are your favorite hobbies and activities when you aren’t in the office?
I grew up with a golf club in my hand and will always find an excuse to go out and play, even if its putt-putt. Other than that, I am a pretty laid back individual that loves watching my Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and Kentucky Wildcats when they are on TV.
Favorite Nashville restaurant?
Go-to vacation spot?
Hilton Head, SC
If you’re interested in joining the BluWave team, be sure to check out our open positions.