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Mike Skelton - Director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business

Mike Skelton is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business. In this newly created Richardson Economic Development Partnership position he has three primary goals; to recruit more foreign direct investment into Richardson; help Richardson companies do more exporting into overseas markets; and open new international markets and opportunities for Richardson businesses and innovators.
 
Mike’s background includes 30 years of high-tech industry experience with over 20 years in executive management positions with a significant focus on multi-national business development in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. Most recently Mike helped form the Frisco, Texas Sister Cities International organization and served as Vice Chairman. In 2008 he founded EstablishUS, LLC, a virtual consulting company in north Texas whose mission was to assist foreign and domestic technology companies establish their business in North America.
 
Prior to that, Mike held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for several prominent high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, California. Mike’s entrepreneurial experience includes being CEO of a Digital Equipment (DEC) spinoff start-up software company and CEO of an Israeli start-up software company that he launched in Silicon Valley. Mike holds a BBA from Western Michigan University.
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