Michael Palacios


Michael started his career as a civil engineer, graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He spent the first 22 years of his career designing some of the largest transportation infrastructure projects in California and Nevada. He quickly grew in ranks and soon found himself running the P&L, growth, and strategic direction of large divisions for two major transportation engineering firms. Michael joined Lead Marvels to challenge himself to leverage his strengths in a new industry.

Michael has the proven experience of taking small teams and strategically positioning them for aggressive growth. For example: In under five years he took a small office doing $4m in revenue and grew it to a large office doing over $30m in annual revenue; and then proceeded to take a division from doing $25m in annual sales to over $100m in annual sales in under two-years. He is an expert in strategic planning, client relations, employee engagement, and business operations - always being focused on the goal of growing topline revenue and maximizing bottom line profitability. Michael has a strong reputation of integrity and trust in providing solutions to complex problems and is focused on exceptional customer service.

Being in nearly 60 countries, and all seven continents, Michael enjoys international travel, skiing, and volunteering his time at hospitals, event planning, and ministry for multiple non-profits. He is married to his wife Jessica for 21-years and has two children. He enjoys exploring good food and drink by finding local hidden gems in cities around the world.