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Michael Contento

Michael Contento

Michael Contento is the entrepreneur whom other entrepreneurs consult for advice, in part because he achieved his success the old-fashioned way. The youngest boy in an Italian family of six children, Contento did not have the benefit of an MBA, or any post-secondary degrees. Instead, he worked his way up as an hourly worker making minimum wage to his current role as the CEO of My Blue Umbrella, a 30+-employee IT-services company with $10 million in revenue and a 15% compound annual growth rate. Today, Contento delivers simplicity in the form of tech management and consulting services to some of Canada’s highest-performing companies. His leadership of the Maple Leaf chapter of the Trust X Alliance, Ingram Micro's elite association of IT firms, won the group its first-ever chapter of the year award in 2014. Also the CEO of a chain of pharmacies located across the Greater Toronto Area, Contento owns and manages a large portfolio of real estate. His registered charity, Do Amazing Things, empowers the disadvantaged to fulfill their career ambitions. He was a EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. Find him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/myblueumbrella/.

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