Mike Havala

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

CEO & President

Mike became CEO & President of Loaves & Fishes Community Services in October 2016 after serving as the Interim CEO & President since March 2016.  He has been on the Board of Directors of Loaves & Fishes since 2009, including serving as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee.

Mike was instrumental in both building and raising the money for Loaves & Fishes’ new facility on High Grove Lane in Naperville.  He led the strategic planning process for its new strategic plan and orchestrated the merger with Naperville CARES.  He has spoken to a number of groups in the community on various topics, including leadership, mergers and team building.

Prior to joining Loaves & Fishes as CEO, Mike had a successful business career for over 30 years in the areas of executive management, strategic planning, capital markets, and commercial real estate investment.  He co-founded both privately-held and publicly-traded companies, and for 15 years was the Chief Financial Officer for a $6 billion publicly-traded company headquartered in Chicago.  Mike founded his own capital markets and financial advisory business, advising both publicly-traded and private companies in the areas of strategic planning, capital markets, and financial operations.

He has served on the Board of Directors for a public company and currently serves on the Investment Committee of the DuPage Foundation and the Board of Directors for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Mike has both a BA and an MBA from Michigan State University.  He and his family have lived in Naperville for 23 years.