Mike Perigo is a partner in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. Since joining Bridgespan in January 2007, Mike has focused on serving a wide range of Bridgespan’s education clients, where his work has spanned early childhood education, secondary education, and postsecondary education. He has worked with nonprofit organizations, school districts, charter school networks, public-private partnerships, public commissions, and foundations – all with a focus on improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. Mike has also co-authored articles exploring the organizational determinants of superior performance, including “Aspire Public Schools: Building the Organizational Capacity for Healthy Growth.”
Prior to joining Bridgespan, Mike was a partner at Marakon Associates, an international strategy consulting firm. At Marakon, Mike worked across a range of industries, including technology, food and beverages, chemicals and plastics, and financial services, on topics relating to strategy, organization, and management process. In addition to his client work, he led both Marakon's San Francisco office and North American talent organization.
Mike earned a PhD in economics and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught economics as an instructor for four years while earning his degree. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and psychology from The University of Michigan and, before returning to graduate school, he worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.