Mike Lipic Co-Founder and Finance Expert

Mike has extensive experience in carrier pricing and negotiation, finance, and operations.  Prior to co-founding Serviam, Mike spent 8 years at Qwest International in various executive roles.   As VP of Product Management for Qwest’s Business Markets Group, he managed a 70-person pricing and offer management team responsible for developing and implementing pricing strategy as well as negotiating the pricing and contractual terms on all large and customized client contracts.  Mike was personally involved in the evaluation and negotiation of the largest commercial and wholesale contracts signed while he was in this role.  While at Qwest, Mike also launched and was named General Manager of Qwest’s wholesale long distance trading desk, a new and innovative sales and support model for wholesale long distance that dramatically improved the performance and profitability of the long distance business.  Before Qwest, Mike’s experience included roles in mergers/acquisitions, corporate investment, and corporate finance with Ameritech, CoreExpress, and Baxter International. A CPA, he earned a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University and a BS in accounting from Indiana University. Mike, his wife Evelyn, and five children live in Denver and enjoy all the activities of the Colorado outdoors.