What Our Clients Are Saying
Crest Circle Management has been privileged to work with a number of outstanding businesses across various industries. Our clients feel strongly about the partnerships we have formed, the value we have provided, and the results we have delivered.
"It has been my pleasure to partner with Mike on a number of strategic projects in the fitness, functional foods, and weight management industries, in corporate environments ranging from a significant turnaround to those experiencing rapid growth. He brings to every engagement the rare combination of skills that span strategic planning, operational improvements, IT management, and Internet know-how. Mike has worked side-by-side with our management teams, focused on common goals, and shared his knowledge, always delivering a quality product, and all with a commitment to his client and with a can-do attitude. I very much look forward to working with Mike again."
Monty Sharma - President & CEO - Curves Jenny Craig
"I had the pleasure of working with Mike in 2015 when he helped Indochino to develop an IT strategy to replace our aging technology platforms, and restructure our IT department, in order to support our updated business plan. Mike has the rare ability to play at both a business strategic and hands-on tactical level. He was quick to understand our business needs and led every project from concept through to delivery with exceptional results. I am impressed with the quality and strength of the partnership that he established at Indochino and the trusting relationships he built throughout the organization. Mike has a wonderful can do attitude, is always focused on the end consumer, and spoke the language of our business, which made him exceptionally easy to work alongside. Added to that he is a great person."
Faheem Gwadry - SVP Operations & CFO - Indochino Custom Menswear
"Over the past several years Doctor’s Best has used Mike on several critical consulting engagements including an IT infrastructure risk assessment and the transition of our fulfillment operations to a third party logistics company, inclusive of selection and implementation. His IT expertise, his well-rounded business background and his “can do” business attitude has proven invaluable in ensuring these engagements were successfully and timely completed. Mike’s pragmatic approach and unrivaled integrity position him as a "trusted advisor" who has always put his client’s need first."
Stacey Kato - CFO - Doctor's Best
“Mike has the rare ability to “translate” technology jargon into simple to understand layman’s terminology which has gone a long way toward simplifying technology and operational investment decisions as part of a number of pending deals. I have worked with Mike over the past ten years, across various businesses, and in varying roles. These have ranged from developing an IT infrastructure in a company without one, to identifying necessary technology upgrades in another, to establishing KPI data for company struggling with its business operations. In every case, Mike became an integral member of the company team, fitting in well across various management styles. He is a wonderful and caring person, always striving to do the right thing.”
Doug Lehrman – Founder & CEO – Pulse Equity
"Mike is a tremendous operating partner. He has the unique ability to create a 360 degree perspective, but always with an eye toward what success looks like. He is focused, rolls up his sleeves, and does whatever it takes to deliver the goods. There a lot of people who claim to do what Mike does, but he actually does it. I have learned and benefitted from personally working with him on various companies since 2006, including Flatout Bread, glo Professional, and most recently Mineral Fusion. In each case he has added considerable value for the investors, enhanced capabilities for the company, provided better tools for management, and increased both productivity and job satisfaction for the staff."
Gil Pritchard - Chairman - Mineral Fusion
“Mike Morris has been a key member of North Castle Partners for the past 10 years. In his role as an Operating Advisor, whether participating on new deal due diligence, or working side-by-side with portfolio company management on various strategic projects, his real world experience in Information Technology and Supply Chain management has proven invaluable to providing a foundation for growth. Mike conducts himself with a commitment to our “value and values” approach and has consistently built close partnerships within NCP and across our portfolio management teams."
Chip Baird - CEO & Founder - North Castle Partners
Through my association with the International Health, Racquet, and Sports Association (IHRSA), I have have gotten know Mike Morris and his work with the Fitness industry. Mike has worked effectively and congenially with the CEOs and management teams of a number of fitness clubs and software vendors in the fitness industry. He has helped companies design and implement solutions so as to make them maximally beneficial. Mike is a careful listener, a thoughtful analyst, and a master at defining and delivering the results that management is looking for. In addition, he has the innate ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities and temperaments.
John McCarthy - Executive Director Emeritus - IHRSA
"Over the past three years I have had the great opportunity to work with Mike during the turnaround of the Curves Jenny Craig business. Mike has a great ability to quickly evaluate a situation and rapidly come up with an action plan that will deliver tangible results. He brought vision, leadership and engagement to our business style while also learning and understanding the culture. This is Mike’s leadership compass - he exudes belief, integrity, respect, trust and humility."
Katie Lucas – Vice President – Products for Curves Jenny Craig
"Having worked with North Castle for many years, Mike has a keen understanding of the unique needs of private equity firms and their shareholders. He has a tremendous ability to translate the technical needs of a company to the business discussion with leadership teams and their PE partners. I’ve worked with Mike on countless projects ranging from large scale evaluations of POS, CRM and ERP systems, to picking the right vendors, thru to implementation, as well as due diligence engagements or smaller systems evaluation projects. Mike has a deep retail background giving him a strong understanding of, and insight into, the needs of retail businesses and the ever changing landscape in which they operate. North Castle works exclusively with Mike in this capacity and we strongly recommend him to others!"
Jon Canarick - Managing Director - North Castle Partners
I have had the privilege of benefiting from Mike Morris’ leadership, intellect and experience during the transition of our website from a product/content site to a fully functional, dynamic e-commerce platform. Mike was our singular point man for managing the technical, creative and financial milestones of the project, while keeping all team members constantly focused on the most important thing, the end consumer. He has the unique ability to deep dive into code one moment and the next moment transition into shipping policies, timelines, costs, technical hurdles, consumer preferences, or enjoy a laugh. This allowed me to stay focused on our day-to-day business with complete confidence that our e-commerce initiative was in capable hands. In a world of too many choices and high expectations, you will find no one more thorough, dependable, broad-ranging, or kindhearted than Mike Morris.
Tim Schaeffer - COO - Mineral Fusion