Michael W. Donner
720 641-4086 cell | 779 Kendall Court | Lakewood CO 80214
MDonner@Comcast.net | www.MDonner.net | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwdonner


Intelligent • Calm Confident Leader • Start-up, Capitalization, Turn-around and Sale of a businessCEO, CFO, Risk and HR Manager • Banking Relations • Inventor of the “20 Moving Parts Rule” • Crisis Leadership • Critical Thinker • Team Builder • Motivator • Mentor • Strategic Planner • Clear Communications • Investor Relations • Board of Directors • Litigation Management • Decision Maker • Integrity •  Courageous Conversations • Honest • Governmental Relations • Key Performance Indicators • Low Handicap Golfer • Transparency • Accountability

Career and Personal Highlights

  • Personal and Professional Values.  I believe in and practice the values of Honesty, Accountability, Transparency and Clear Communications. 
  • Business Start-up. Co-founder and VP-CFO of Pridemark.  Initial responsibilities for accounting, banking, investor relations, capital raise, human resources, risk management, budgeting and a secondary capital raise.
  • Turn-around. After eight years as VP-CFO, was promoted to president and CEO.  Lead a change of culture and direction to improve profitability, stabilize employee turnover and develop a highly functional leadership team.
  • Successful Sale Transaction. Led the negotiations and execution of a successful strategic acquisition by a publicly held competitor resulting in a 24% annual ROI for our original investors.
  • Leadership Development. Have been given many leadership development opportunities including four month “Manager in Training” program with LifeFleet, University of Denver’s Public Safety Leadership Institute (partial) and five years with Vistage International as well as having relationships with several key career mentors.
  • Public Safety. From 1982 – 1989 held public safety roles including EMT, Paramedic, Firefighter, Helicopter Flight Paramedic and County-wide EMS oversight and disaster planning.

Career Timeline
Rural/Metro Corporation, 2010 – 2011 – Division General Manager and retained management consultant

Pridemark Paramedic Services, 1997-2010 – Co-Founder, VP-CFO, President and CEO, Board of Directors, Treasurer

MedTrans Ambulance, 1995-1997 – Regional Risk Manager and Manager of Quality

Golf Enterprises, 1994-1995 – Aspiring but not quite talented enough Golf Professional

LifeFleet Ambulance, 1990-1994 – Director of Operations, Safety and Loss Control, Corporate Director of Risk Management

Orange County EMS Agency, 1989-1990 – Medical Transportation Coordinator and County Disaster Planning

von Donner’s Restaurant and Beer Garden, 1986-1988 – Owner and General Manager

Various Public Safety Agencies, 1982-1988 – Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Firefighter and Flight Paramedic


University of Phoenix, 1997 – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Santa Ana College, 1983 – Associate of Science, Public Safety and Fire Science

Edison High School, 1979 – High School Graduate, general studies


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