H. Michael (Mike) Burgett

Founder & Executive Advisor

With over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, Mike Burgett brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his global clients and to his local community. Clients and colleagues cite his ability to build solid, sound relationships and process-oriented approach as his hallmark qualities of success.

Prior to founding CIO Partners, Mike was the CIO for RTM Incorporated, a $1B private Fortune 500 organization. There, he led technology services from an operational perspective and was able to customize and implement a process-based approach and customer service within a corporate IT organization. Mike began his career as a systems engineer with the global technology consulting company Electronic Data Systems (EDS). As a technology consultant within the automotive engineering and manufacturing industry for General Motors, he honed his technical ability and developed a strong sense toward process and project management that defines him to this day.

Mike is an active volunteer with Kidz2Leaders, which provides mentorship, training and programs for at-risk teens. He is also a member of Roundtable CEOs, a faith-based organization of CEOs and entrepreneurs. His other entrepreneurial endeavors include Talentric®, IT LeaderBoard®, The National CIO Review®, CxO Professional Networks, BURGATE, and Burgett Enterprises. His companies have been collectively recognized seven times as an Atlanta Business Chronicle Best Place to Work and honored five times on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. All corporate entities tithe 10% of company profits to charity.