Mike Ciccarone


Mike Ciccarone is a manager in the New York office. Since joining Bridgespan in 2008, Mike’s work has covered a range of topics: funding and scaling strategies for national nonprofits, dropout prevention and talent strategies for US school districts, and foundation strategy and knowledge development. Past clients include the national community college reform network Achieving the Dream, the New York City Department of Education, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Living Cities. Mike is coauthor of Youth Hold the Key: Building Your Workforce Today and in the Future (Bridgespan.org 2016) a white paper on company-driven strategies to address the challenge of youth employment and Needle Moving Community Collaboratives Revisited: Profiles in Persistence and Progress (Bridgespan.org 2015) a study on effective community collaboration. Mike is currently managing Bridgespan’s two-year consulting and capacity building program for nonprofit executive teams, Leading for Impact®, in Chicago.

Mike holds his MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, his MS in Secondary Education from Pace University, and his BA in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology and History from Columbia University.

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Mike taught middle school science for three years at PS 202 in Brooklyn, NY. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and toddler.