Mike Schindler, former start-up executive, is considered one of the nation’s leading subject matter experts on leadership development, team dynamics, government relations, and veteran transition issues.  Schindler, a U.S. Navy veteran, is the founder and chief executive officer of Operation Military Family Cares and shares inspiring messages that inspire today’s youth and help today’s leaders gain their competitive edge.

Prior to OMFC, Mike spent several years working as a project manager for a Fortune 1000 global company. He then moved into the software industry, working his way up to executive leadership. Mike’s passion to enrich and strengthen military marriages, veterans, and their families led him and his wife to founding Operation Military Family Cares to find a way, through both high-tech and high-touch methods, to better refer, serve, and position our military and veteran families for success. 

Schindler has over 20 years of experience in project management, coaching, and executive experience working in and with the military, startups, federal and state agencies, nonprofits, universities, and Fortune 500 companies.  He was instrumental in launching the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ Communities of Practice across the Western United States that connects nearly 150 human service providers through a high-performing coordinated referral network.

Mike has been featured on numerous national radio shows, including CBS radio, Entrepreneur Radio, the Lars Larson Show, and is a key contributor on Q13 Fox TV in Seattle.  He is a guest writer for several national publications, The Military Wire blog and the author of two books: “U.S. Veterans in the Workforce: Why the 7% are America’s Greatest Asset” and “Operation Military Family” – which is endorsed by retired General Tommy Franks and retired General Peter Chiarelli.