John Michael (Mike) Stradinger strengthens the board with years of strategic planning experience and critical thinking skills that come from his blend of military service, legal career and more than 20 years running a successful business.

He serves as the chief executive officer of Holland 1916 Inc., a fast-growing family of manufacturing and software companies with facilities in North Kansas City, Missouri; Houston, Texas; and Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining Holland, Mike practiced law at Lathrop & Gage and served as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Mike is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Virginia, School of Law.

Along with Aligned, Mike serves on the board of directors of Holland 1916 Inc., Missouri Bank Advisory Board, and Edge Theory.  He has a passion for education issues, which is best evidenced by Holland’s weekly 4th grade math tours, affiliation with KC Prep, and participation in the Northland CAPS program.

Mike is married to Jennifer and together they have three children.