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Hi. I'm Michael Branch.

I'm a fitness junkie, martial artist, firefigher, startup fan, rollerblader, Alpha (AφA), author and lifelong learner.

Check out my blog and feel free to comment!


Summa Cum Laude B-School graduate from the University of Louisville. Stayed to pursue my MBA, graduated w/Distinction in 2010.

Post graduation I became Project Manager and Business Analyst at Pallas Partners, Inc; a strategic consulting firm in the Kentuckiana region. Promoted to General Manager of Integrated Media Corporation (a Pallas Partners portfolio company); a multimedia publishing company. Noticing that technology was becoming more and more the field of choice for the motivated and optimistic looking for a flexible work enviornment, I joined Swan Powers where I wear a few hats. Our latest project is Likefolio.Currently also having fun and serving the community as a firefighter with Louisville Fire & Rescue.

I love fitness, strength, and conditioning (previously NSCA certified personal trainer). I enjoy training in various methodologies like CrossFit, traditional bodybuilding, and Strongman. Never one to sit still I also have few Black Belts in Kiyojute Ryu Kempo Bugei. I like to skate when I get the time.

Proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and creator and chair of its West Louisville Fun Run.

Street Cred

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA). University of Louisville.
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Management. University of Louisville.
  • Sandan (Third Degree Black Belt). Kiyojute Ryu Kempo Bugei.
  • Certified Personal Trainer. NSCA.
  • Co-author. The Black Mans Guide to Graduate School.
  • Emergency Medical Technician. National Registry of Emegency Medical Technicians.
  • IFSAC Firefighter. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.



Currently learning how to code. A few projects I've worked on below (not including this one).

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