People profile - Mike Mates

Slalom Consulting's Mike Mates

Mike Mates

Practice Area Lead

  • Favorite quote
    “That’s what the money’s for!” — Don Draper
  • Experience
    Reformed agency man. Founded and ran one of Seattle’s top brand consultancies for nearly a decade. Developed the brand and digital infrastructure for one of the world’s largest organizations supporting startup ecosystems around the world.
  • Education
    I dropped out of high-school to pursue full-time design work when I was 16.
  • Hobbies
    Novice home chef, professional glutton, occasional woodsman, viral internet cat photographer.
  • What makes a great consultant?
    A pension for whiskey and manic conversation.
  • What attracted you to Slalom?
    Wicked smart people, who get stuff done.