Michael Holthouse was founder and CEO of Paranet, Inc., a computer network services company. As an INC. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year and two time “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company” winner, Michael grew Paranet in 6 years to 27 offices, 1400 employees and revenyes well excess of $100 million. The company was ultimately sold to Sprint in 1997, and since then Michael has been focused on philanthropy, investmends and avariety of business.
Community involvement is an enormous part of Michael’s life and he has served on numerous children focused boards. His family foundation, The Holthouse Foundation for Kids, focuses proactively on experiential programs for at-risk youth teaching life skills, character and entrepreneurship. His flagship program is called Lemonade Day™ which teaches 100’s of thousands of youth how to start, own and operate their very own business, a lemonade stand.