Board of Trustees
Mike is the founder and principal of Strategy1 Advisors, a boutique, global management consulting firm specializing in full life-cycle business strategy development and advisory services linking strategy to operational execution. During his 40+ years in the aviation industry, Mike has worked in a multitude of disciplines including aircraft performance engineering, avionics systems engineering and integration, software development, product management, marketing, sales, business/corporate development, strategy, and program management.
From 2014 to 2020, Mike served as chief executive officer of Aircraft Performance Group, one of the world’s leading providers of flight operations performance engineering services for corporate aircraft pilots and operators and airline flight operations departments. Having been selected a 2021 Titan 100, a nomination recognizing Colorado’s Top 100 CEO’s and C-level executives, Caflisch served most recently as an Executive Board Member of the private equity AFV Partners Aviation Vertical with a focus on corporate development and strategic initiatives. Previously, Mike served as director of Airspace Programs for The Boeing Company’s Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) unit and was responsible for programs supporting flight optimization, airspace and navigation procedure design, and air traffic management. Prior to that, he led strategy and business development for Boeing’s Flight Services business. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics from the University of Minnesota and a master of business administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Board Member, Education/Scholarship Committee Chair