Mike Gieger Co-Founder and Negotiation Expert
No one in the industry understands telecommunications contracts better than Mike. Before co-founding Serviam, in fact, he negotiated contracts for telecommunications companies. His legal career began in 1993 where he focused on commercial litigation, corporate transactions and public finance. In 1996 he joined the legal department at BellSouth and was immediately immersed into the complex and ever-changing world of telecommunications. He later moved from Atlanta to Denver to hold a variety of leadership positions in the Qwest legal department. Mike was ultimately appointed to head the entire commercial law group—where he managed more than 80 legal professionals and oversaw legal support for the Business Markets, Mass Markets and Wholesale Markets sales channels. He was personally involved in negotiating the largest and most complex deals, and was personally responsible for negotiating the largest data center contract in Qwest’s history. Mike and his wife, Julie, have six children and live in the Denver area. Mike spends his free time following his kids’ various pursuits but occasionally slips out for some of his favorite outdoor activities – fly fishing, hiking, camping and golf.