Michael Berman

Bay Area, CA

Also willing to travel nationally

As President of Arena Stuart Rentals (ASR), Michael oversee the sales, operations, and financial functions of the West Coast hub of the publicly-traded, London-based Arena Group plc, an international event solutions company. 

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Prior to his role at ASR, Michael served as President/CEO and co-owner of Stuart Event Rentals, a Top 25 National event rental company that increased sales 20x through both organic growth and acquisition from 2003 – 2020 and from 12 to 170 employees during the same period. The Company serves many technology, non-profit and educational entities including Google, Intel, Intuit, Tesla, Cisco, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley.

Having managed a closely held and now public company through business cycles from the Great Recession through the booming 2010s, and now through COVID-19, Michael continuously pulls from a wide-range of professional experiences. He learned large company practices while serving as a manager with KPMG Consulting’s Technology Strategy management consulting group, where he supervised and staffed projects for companies including Chevron, Boeing, Verizon, Brocade and Microsoft. Before working in Strategic Consulting, he was a litigation attorney in Philadelphia and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Michael lives in the Bay Area with his amazing wife and three teenage children.

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