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Michael Sipe

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An ex-Army Ranger Captain, Mike has enjoyed a very successful career in mergers, acquisitions, and business development as the founder of CrossPointe Capital, a middle market investment-banking firm. In that capacity, he’s consulted with and evaluated over 5,000 companies. He’s been involved in transactions and projects covering a multitude of industry sectors: low tech, high tech, service, manufacturing, distribution, retail, software, and Internet based businesses. As a franchise coach and consultant he has a special expertise in helping entrepreneurs safely select, evaluate, finance and succeed as individual, regional or master franchise owners. In addition, he built a multimillion-dollar international marketing organization serving the energy and technology industry sectors prior to becoming the C12 Cascades Chairman in 2014.

Mike has been a participant in both secular and faith-based peer advisory groups and strategic coaching organizations for many years and has experienced first-hand the practical value of engaging in rigorous, diligent thinking with a select group of capable peer business leaders. He believes the Book of Proverbs provides clear guidance to seek wisdom as a priority and to obtain the counsel and advice of other wise leaders as we design, develop and execute successful life strategies aligned with God’s plans and purposes. He believes Jesus gave us clear instructions to seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, to love God and love people. He believes the Great Commission is as true for us today as it was when Jesus told his followers: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” He sees the primary mission field for business leaders to be the marketplace.

He’s actively involved with a number of community organizations, such as City Club, EDCO, Rotary Club and the Bend Chamber of Commerce. Mike serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Greater Bend. He was Rotary Club captain of the community-wide Great Drake Park Duck Race from 2011-2016, which has consistently set fund raising records year over year. As a Chamber of Commerce member he’s led top membership teams and projects and serves on the Bend Chamber Board of Directors. He served on the organizing board and spoke at the 2015 Central Oregon Economic Forecast and Business Conference.

His Christian leadership roles include serving on the leadership team and speaking at the “Hub Nation Faith-In-Business” event, serving as finance committee chair for an $11,000,000 church capital campaign, and serving as Chairman of the High Desert Men’s Summit, which drew 2,500 attendees, and featured such noted speakers as Governor Mike Huckabee, Ryan Dobson and Ken Hutcherson.

He’s Chairman of Frontline Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organized to fund local ministries and produce Christian leadership events in Central Oregon, such as the annual Good Friday Leaders Prayer Breakfast, the annual Community Prayer BBQ and the annual Community Leaders Christmas Social.

Mike is a long-time member of Westside Church in Bend, OR. He and his wife Cathie also attend Eagle Mountain Church and attend special events at Bethel Church (Redding, CA), such as “Heaven in Business.” Mike and Cathie are both Ministry Training Institute Graduates (MTI) through Westside Church.

Mike’s interests include just about any kind of outdoor activity, but specifically fly-fishing, hiking the Cascades, camping, boating, shooting, mountain biking, skiing and horseback trail riding. He’s a racquetball player, Bikram (hot) yoga practitioner and a black belt martial artist in Aikido.

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An ex-Army Ranger Captain, Mike has enjoyed a very successful career in mergers, acquisitions, and business development as the founder of CrossPointe Capital, a middle market investment-banking firm. In that capacity, he’s consulted with and evaluated over 5,000 companies. He’s been involved in transactions and projects covering a multitude of industry sectors: low tech, high tech, service, manufacturing, distribution, retail, software, and Internet based businesses. As a franchise coach and consultant he has a special expertise in helping entrepreneurs safely select, evaluate, finance and succeed as individual, regional or master franchise owners. In addition, he built a multimillion-dollar international marketing organization serving the energy and technology industry sectors prior to becoming the C12 Cascades Chairman in 2014.

Mike has been a participant in both secular and faith-based peer advisory groups and strategic coaching organizations for many years and has experienced first-hand the practical value of engaging in rigorous, diligent thinking with a select group of capable peer business leaders. He believes the Book of Proverbs provides clear guidance to seek wisdom as a priority and to obtain the counsel and advice of other wise leaders as we design, develop and execute successful life strategies aligned with God’s plans and purposes. He believes Jesus gave us clear instructions to seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, to love God and love people. He believes the Great Commission is as true for us today as it was when Jesus told his followers: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” He sees the primary mission field for business leaders to be the marketplace.

He’s actively involved with a number of community organizations, such as City Club, EDCO, Rotary Club and the Bend Chamber of Commerce. Mike serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Greater Bend. He was Rotary Club captain of the community-wide Great Drake Park Duck Race from 2011-2016, which has consistently set fund raising records year over year. As a Chamber of Commerce member he’s led top membership teams and projects and serves on the Bend Chamber Board of Directors. He served on the organizing board and spoke at the 2015 Central Oregon Economic Forecast and Business Conference.

His Christian leadership roles include serving on the leadership team and speaking at the “Hub Nation Faith-In-Business” event, serving as finance committee chair for an $11,000,000 church capital campaign, and serving as Chairman of the High Desert Men’s Summit, which drew 2,500 attendees, and featured such noted speakers as Governor Mike Huckabee, Ryan Dobson and Ken Hutcherson.

He’s Chairman of Frontline Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organized to fund local ministries and produce Christian leadership events in Central Oregon, such as the annual Good Friday Leaders Prayer Breakfast, the annual Community Prayer BBQ and the annual Community Leaders Christmas Social.

Mike is a long-time member of Westside Church in Bend, OR. He and his wife Cathie also attend Eagle Mountain Church and attend special events at Bethel Church (Redding, CA), such as “Heaven in Business.” Mike and Cathie are both Ministry Training Institute Graduates (MTI) through Westside Church.

Mike’s interests include just about any kind of outdoor activity, but specifically fly-fishing, hiking the Cascades, camping, boating, shooting, mountain biking, skiing and horseback trail riding. He’s a racquetball player, Bikram (hot) yoga practitioner and a black belt martial artist in Aikido.

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Meeting Information

C12 Oregon Cascades
C12 Cascades Marketplace Ministry Center

Chair:

Michael Sipe

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

Group One: 9AM - 4PM on the third Thursday of each month
Group Two: 9AM - 4PM on the Tuesday following the third Thursday of each month

Location:

C12 Cascades Marketplace Ministry Center
55 NW Wall Street, Suite 150
Bend, OR 97701 - There is free parking onsite.

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