Mike Bach

The Dealmaker Company Programmes – Facilitator

Mike Bach (Big)Mike Bach, currently based in the USA, has held various senior leadership positions in business over the past 30 years. His roles have included those of Vice President, General Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Director at various prominent international companies such as Coca-Cola, Minute Maid, Procter & Gamble and SCA.

As a specialist consultant, Mike provides businesses with the “how-to” basics to ensure that strategic plans are flawlessly executed. This includes innovative go-to-market initiatives, and plans that incorporate “people – product – process” elements such as scorecards and management routines necessary to achieve business, people and brand objectives, across all industries.

Mike joined Proctor & Gamble from University. He later “migrated” to the Minute Maid Company as Managing Director of Alternative Channels. After three years of pioneering the growth of the Minute Maid and Hi-C brands, Mike accepted a position as Commercial Director at Coca-Cola Southern Africa. During this time he drove double-digit, profitable growth for the company and its distributors, by implementing first-world customer management and building a people model that achieved local diversity targets.

Upon returning to the USA, Mike joined Management Ventures – a research, training and information services firm. As Chief Operating Officer, he led the company’s team of retail analysts and trainers in translating and simplifying global retailer objectives via syndicated training and consulting. Shortly thereafter, he founded Bach & Partners, which focuses on “executional excellence” in creating and delivering annual business plans. This work includes Mike serving as “de facto” Vice President of Sales for clients.

Mike holds a B.Sc. Agricultural Economics degree from the Kansas State University. When he is not working, he enjoys snow skiing and wine tasting (although not usually at the same time).