December 13, 2008 Venture Nashville Connections
FRANKLIN-BASED MIKE SAINT HAS CREATED A $30 MILLION INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY DRIVEN BY CONTROVERSY, THANKS LARGELY TO “DOING LESS,” IN ORDER TO DO IT VERY, VERY WELL.
Saint is founder, chairman, CEO and treasurer of The Saint Consulting Group Inc., which helps real-estate developers and industrial plant builders win government permits or thwart competitors’ projects, through political action.
In a series of VNC interviews, Saint explained that 25 years of political skirmishing has taught him and his colleagues a lot about the strength of passion, over intellect.
Saint’s work has traditionally centered on major retailers’ development projects – often headline-making “big-boxes.” Now, his portfolio also includes wind-to-energy farms, healthcare facilities, landfills, mining operations and other projects facing land-use conflicts.