Mike Flores heads up Worldwide Development for McDonald’s Corporation, supporting the development and execution of new restaurant growth plans and the strategic management of the enterprise portfolio.  In his prior role, Mike served as the Vice President of Global Strategy Alignment, supporting the strategic planning and global alignment agenda of the President-COO and senior management team.  Other prior roles include Vice President of Strategy & Planning for the Company’s U.S. business unit, Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s Pittsburgh Region and a progression of financial and operations positions.

In his 28 years with the McDonald’s system, Mike has worked closely with franchisees, suppliers, all corporate functions and key external stakeholders.  Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mike was a CPA at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) in Chicago, IL.

Mike is a 1983 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Accountancy and a CPA.  He has completed post graduate executive education at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago, and has taught executive business strategy at The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  He serves as Vice Chair on the board of CURE Network (Collaborative Underserved Relief and Education Network) and a member of the board of Chicago Youth Guidance.  He has also served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Urban League and Urban League Charter School.  Mike is a Fellow with Leadership Greater Chicago.

Mike lives in Chicago with his wife Kate.  His sons Jack and Bobby attend the University of Notre Dame and his daughter Bridget lives and works in Kansas City, MO.


Winter 2017 News

Ligia delivered her magnificent, nine-pound baby boy in early November. Big babies with wide shoulders sometimes get stuck above mom’s pelvic bone and need special, rapid maneuvers from the medical team to complete the journey out – her baby was no exception to the rule, but did just fine. Then mom’s uterus did not contract. When that happens, heavy bleeding can rapidly ensue. Massages and medications frequently alleviate this, but not always. This time, nothing worked. We took Ligia to the emergency room to try to control the bleeding. Her blood pressure was lower than anything I had ever witnessed; she ultimately required an emergency hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to save her life...

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