First Choice Electrical Solutions
Mike Oakes is an entrepreneur and founding partner of First Choice Electrical Solutions, which focuses on providing “electrical solutions for a brighter, more powerful tomorrow” to the commercial, industrial and residential markets. He is possessing 31 years of experience in a wide range of positions in the Electrical Industry. Mike is currently acting as the managing member of FCES where he focuses on day-to-day operations and business growth, with an emphasis on team culture and development. He is a state license holder, a graduate of Scalerator Entrepreneur Training, Alliance Chamber of Commerce board member, and active member of the NECA North Central Ohio Chapter, serving as a CJATC trustee and a member of the negotiating committee. Mike also serves on the NECA Innovation and Strategy Task Force. In addition to his FCES operating duties, his future plans include sharing his knowledge, his failures, and lessons learned with startup companies in the electrical industry. Away from the daily work routine, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife of 32 years, Sarah, on the lake with their children Eryn (Zac), Tyler (Kyla) and Abigail.