Mike was born and raised in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The youngest of four children, his father was a tax preparer and small business owner, his mother was a homemaker. After graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1998, Mike settled in New Canaan, which is where he lives today with his wife, Sarah, and four daughters. He has coached countless recreational soccer and flag football teams, and speaks often to local civic organizations. He is a standing guest lecturer in Government classes at UCONN Stamford, and also serves on the Sacred Heart Athletics Advisory Board.