Focus On: Mike Mezerski

Posted on: April 1, 2014

  • Could you tell us a little bit about your education and past work experience?
    Educationally, I have an undergraduate degree in Finance from Bethany College in northern West Virginia, an MBA from Rollins College in the Orlando area and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to my time at ChemADVISOR, I worked for 6 years at a regional bank in corporate restructuring and loan pool analysis. And before that, I worked on and off during school as a tennis coach for several years.
  • When did you begin working at ChemADVISOR?
    My first job with ChemADVISOR was as an intern in 2003 while I was in law school. Most recently, I have been with the company since the summer of 2010.
  • What does your work as a Business & Legal Advisor involve?
    My role is fairly diverse as I am the company attorney and, as such, serve as the first point of contact for day to day legal issues and contract analysis. I also work with ownership on business development and financial planning as well as managing the Sales and Marketing and Administrative teams.
  • What do you like most about working for ChemADVISOR?
    First of all, I enjoy being able to use all facets of my education to the benefit of varied sectors of a growing company. Secondly, I like the fact that we are established enough that our reputation is one of great quality in the markets we service; however, we are small enough that it is easy to see the areas in which my work is able to make a difference in the organization as a whole. Finally, I enjoy the fact that, at the core, ChemADVISOR products and services can be utilized to benefit the health and safety of people across the world and it’s wonderful that we are able to make a difference.
  • What is your greatest strength and how does it reflect in your work at ChemADVISOR?
    My greatest strength as it pertains to ChemADVISOR would be my ability to make a contribution in many areas of the organization and the fact that I am able to utilize the variety of my educational background on a regular basis.
  • What was your favorite project or task in the past 12 months and what made it so great?
    I have enjoyed attending many industry conferences and seminars throughout the past year as it has allowed me to meet many partners and clients as well as to learn more about the landscape of the industries ChemADVISOR services. In fact, I am attending ChemCon in Istanbul in early April and am very much looking forward to the event.
  • What do you like to do when you are away from the office?
    These days, I mainly enjoy spending time with my wife and 5 month old daughter. When possible, I remain active with local tennis and platform tennis leagues and I further enjoy college athletics, music, travel, real estate and finance.
  • What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
    This isn’t so much about me, but relates to my family. My wife’s cousin Fritzie Zivic is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and is the former Welterweight Champion of the World. Fritzie fought many boxing greats in his time such as Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake Lamotta.


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