Mike Wooley, Russ Simons and Tom Williams co-founded Venue Solutions Group in 2011. Mike is a proven veteran in the public assembly facility industry. Throughout his career, he has focused on operations, engineering, and financial management, using his hands-on experience to lead the VSG team in 40+ facility condition assessments at high-profile venues.
Mike has worked on sports and athletic facility projects with some of the biggest arenas in the U.S., as well as led operational reviews and managed plans for top-notch venues from coast-to-coast, including deals with the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Texas A&M Athletics, Spectrum Center, Mosaic Stadium.
Recently, Mike assisted the Sacramento Kings with operations at Golden 1 Center. He has also been involved with LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium, the Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center, and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District – home to the NFL’s Rams and Chargers.
Previously, Mike was a Principal for the global design firm Populous. He also held senior roles at Bridgestone Arena and became a founding member of the International Association of Venue Management’s (IAVM) Sustainability Task Force.
A LEED Accredited Professional, Mike holds a master’s degree in education and sports management from The University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Presbyterian College.