Speaker Bio


Mike Malatesta

Mike Malatesta

Former Owner/CEO, Advanced Waste Systems

Successful Entrepreneur and Business Executive. Founded, built and sold two of the largest environmental services companies in the Upper Midwest; one sold for mid-eight figures, and the other sold for low-nine figures. In 2018, Mike founded a podcast called “How’d It Happen?” that explores the stories of successful people from all walks of life. He recently recorded his 225th episode.
Mike's new book, "OwnerShift – How Getting Selfish Got Me Unstuck," with a publication date of November 30, 2021, is a philosophical memoir that reveals the secret to why so many entrepreneurs get stuck and how they can shift to get free once again. He is a servant leader with proven talent for developing exciting vision and mission initiatives, building the teamwork talent and systems necessary to realize those initiatives, and executing with a team to deliver the desired result.