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Mike Rielly

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Leadership
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Mike Rielly is CEO of UC Berkeley Executive Education, serving executives and organizations who aspire to redefine the future of business.

Recognized as a visionary leader in higher education, for excellence in teaching, creating academic programs acclaimed for their experiential qualities, innovative delivery methods and impact, and for guiding organizations through change, growth and reputational breakthroughs. 

Mike joined the Haas School of Business in 2009, first as a highly regarded lecturer in sports marketing, then as Director of Student Experience for the Evening & Weekend and Executive MBA Programs, and most recently as Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.  Mike has been CEO of UC Berkeley Executive Education since 2016.

Prior to moving into education, Mike was a global executive in the sports industry where, as Senior Vice President of IMG, he managed world-class athletes, organized major sports and entertainment events, and developed international markets for the agency. 11 of Mike's 20 years with IMG were spent living in Japan and Singapore, with leadership and business development responsibilities throughout Asia.

A graduate of Stanford University and Ohio University, Mike is an avid sports and architecture enthusiast and spends most weekends in Anderson Valley.