Mike Rao – Partner
Mike is our organizational optimization expert.
After serving as a senior leader for the world’s largest chemical company, Mike combined his corporate experience and passion for people to establish his own organizational development firm. In 2015, Mike merged his skills with DS Benefits Group to help build one of the most successful organizational development and HR administrative services companies in Ohio.
As a partner with DS Benefits Group, Mike utilizes proven behavioral sciences to help clients diagnose, design and develop customized solutions. His strategies have helped countless companies improve their organizational effectiveness, enhance employee engagement and maximize profitability.
Mike’s clients have been recognized by Fortune magazine as well as a number of other prominent business publications. Locally, many of his clients have been recipients of North Coast 99 awards. “It’s such a great thrill and a testament to our work when we see our clients awarded for their results, culture, engagement scores and thought leadership,” Mike says.
A proud father, community advocate and volunteer, Mike has a deep passion for helping others achieve their goals and aspirations.
- HR Guidebook: The Power of a Positive Work Environment
Learn more about the impact a positive work environment can have on your employees and your business in this copy of HR Guidebook.
Join the Apple Growth Partners team and Mike Rao of DS Benefits Group as they discuss the signs of an underperforming leadership team and opportunities for growth in this podcast episode of Sliced.