Michael L. Lillywhite
Michael L. Lillywhite has over 25+ years of professional and executive level experience, expertise and success in the fields of education and consumer products at the national and international levels. His leadership skills and business acumen have enabled him to meet and exceed sales and market share goals for three Fortune 100 companies, two medium sized companies and two startup companies.
He has successfully managed multi-million dollar education, consumer products and energy organizations across a wide variety of distribution channels where he consistently exceeds his business objectives.
He started with SkillBott Inc. in 2010 as their Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, his current position in 2012. He is responsible for the day to day sales, marketing, distribution, customer service, CRM and financial results. The company’s primary goal is to help America’s students and young adults ages 13 to 50 learn the essential college and career readiness they will need to succeed in the workplace and in life.
Prior to SkillBott, Inc., Mr. Lillywhite was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the American Education Corporation based in Oklahoma City, OK from 2006 to 2010. He was responsible for leading the sales, marketing and distribution functions that lead to increasing annual sales revenue from $9mm to $14.8mm (+64.4%) in just over three and a half years.
From 1982 to 2005 Mr. Lillywhite was a sales and marketing e executive for consumer product companies such as Pepsi Cola, Ralston Purina and Groupe DANONE (Evian) and two successful startup companies, Automated Energy and Gridlogix, Inc. that specialized in Energy information management.
He has received numerous business accolades like the AAAE Partner of the year Award from the Arkansas DOE Alternative and the Groupe Danone’s Danova for top worldwide sales achievement of the year for the introduction of Dannon Natural Spring Water.
Mr. Lillywhite has an Associate of Arts Degree from Saddleback Community College, Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University and a Masters Degree from Webster College. He is married and resides in Oklahoma City, OK.