Michael was born and raised in Iowa City, IA and received his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa with majors in industrial relations, marketing, insurance and finance. During his time at UI, Michael was a scholarship athlete in football. He has two beautiful daughters and currently resides in Fontana, Wisconsin.Michael worked in the Consumer Packaged Goods division of Unilever and then with the Coca Cola Foods Division where he held positions in sales and marketing, sales merchandising and management, new product rollout and advertising. He went on to become Executive Vice President of Sales for Omni Marketing, a Chicago-based Direct Marketing Agency. He co-founded Dataco, LLC, a data analytics firm and later launched Frantz Community Investors (FCI), a real estate LLC dedicated to buying quality commercial properties, (focusing on Midwestern communities). As FCI evolved, it revitalized Midwestern communities through historic property repurposing.
Michael has been passionate about pediatric cancer for the past 25 years and initiated a trust for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. When introduced to Kisses from Keegan, Michael felt it was a continuation of his passion. He was honored when asked to join the board and become a part of the amazing Kisses from Keegan organization.