Michael Solomon is a former NYPD Special Investigator and bestselling author. He is the survivor of a bizarre double murder attempt on his life. As a national political and motivational speaker, Michael is sought after by many organizations and corporations. Michael is also the author of two bestselling books: Success By Default and Where Did My America Go?
During his tenure in the intelligence division, he was assigned to protect the Shah of Iran and Madame Chang of Taiwan. He has personally met four U.S. Presidents. Michael was assigned as the intelligence officer to the U.S. State Department, where he participated in treaty negotiations between the United States and Turkey.
During his tenure in the Police Department while he worked as a part-time tax accountant Michael discovered a flaw in the NYC Payroll procedures. In 1981, he proposed a change to the NYC disability law, which when enacted, saved the city over $120 million, reduced taxes and balanced the city`s budget.
He retired from the Police Department and joined the corporate sector in finance and management. After losing three corporate positions, and nearly bankrupt, during the worst recession in 75 years he was motivated to embark on his own. Applying his own style of management, he was nominated by a national magazine for operating the best company in America in his field.
Achieving success, he returned to his old beliefs and started to take care of the less fortunate. His work for various charities earned him the respect and praise of his community. In 2003, he was cited by both houses of the New York State Legislature in Senate and Assembly Resolutions as Humanitarian of the Year.
He holds a Bachelors Degree Magna Cum Laude in Behavioral Sciences from the New York Institute of Technology and a Masters with Distinction in Public Administration from Long Island University. As an adjunct professor, he taught Political Science and Public Administration at William Patterson College in New Jersey. He is a guest lecturer for the Executive MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University`s College of Business. He has also been a guest lecturer at numerous other colleges and universities. In 2008, he presented the keynote address to the graduate school commencement at the New York Institute of Technology.
As a national political, business and motivational speaker, Michael is sought after by many organizations, corporations and colleges. He is known as the speaker who leaves his audiences laughing, inspired, and begging for more. As a business consultant and coach he has helped many entrepreneurs large and small take their businesses beyond the next level.