This year FTI’s Mike Akhbari was honored at that the Dayton Business Journal, 40 Under 40 event. We are so honored and pleased to have Mike on our leadership at FTI.
Beginning even before the official start of Mike’s career in the defense industry, he has been a student of business and organizational management philosophy. This began with his first economics course at Archbishop Alter High School and continued with his coursework in Economics and participation in the Organizational Studies program at Denison University, which lead to his internship at Dayton based MTC Technologies prior to graduation. After signing on with MTC full time following graduation, Mike worked his way from an analyst to a supervisory role where he has always maintained a humble employee-focused approach to servant leadership. Mike views it as his role, regardless of level within the organization, to remove obstacles to innovation and project success for his teams, which are typically spread across numerous geographic, demographic, and skill mixes. Mike leads by example, not only when times are good but mainly when challenges occur. He takes on a teacher/mentoring role in the performance of his day to day interaction to the benefit of his diverse team of federal contracting professionals.
Throughout his roles of increased responsibility, Mike has always found ways to boost employee morale and effectiveness from the increased focus on employee health and welfare events, standardizing plans for employee professional development, seeking out means to improve benefits and compensation offerings contractually, to simply being there in the hardest of times for his teams. Since joining FTI, Mike has focused on improving the culture of the Dayton and other offices within his area of responsibility. He has coordinated monthly social events to promote positive coworker relationships and increase communication and collaboration between the diverse departments at FTI’s Dayton Headquarters to the benefit of the staff.
Click here to see all the nominees and read the DBJ article.