Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, where he leads the global enterprise of more than 50 offices around the world. Under Michael’s leadership, Great Place to Work has evolved its mission and methodology to recognize companies that build great workplaces for all employees, regardless of who they are or what they do for their company. He also is co-author of the newly published book, A Great Place to Work For All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World.
Before joining Great Place to Work in 2015, he served as president of the 8 Factors, an online learning organization that he founded; CEO of Clark Sustainable Resource Developments; and CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, which he grew from $40 million to $300 million in revenues. Michael is a founding board member of the private equity seed-fund, Fund Good Jobs, which educates, accelerates, and invests in small inner-city businesses that lead to equitable communities for all. Michael has taught entrepreneurship courses at Stanford University and Mills College, and served as a member of President Obama’s White House Business Council. He earned his M.S. in management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Michael lives in his hometown of Oakland, California, with his wife Melba. Michael has two adult sons, Matthew and Martin, and a daughter in-law Lisa, married to Matthew.
He can often be found playing jazz saxophone with his septet ‘The Ways and Means Committee’ in the Bay Area.