Mike Kren

Project Manager

Mike has been managing large-scale projects since 2006. His passion is bringing order to the chaos to keep everyone on the same page and the work moving forward.

Mike Kren

Fun Facts

  • There is a ridiculous amount of movie trivia stored in my head.
  • I love to drive.
  • I have one dog with a ton of personality
  • I'm a big fan of the Detroit Lions, for some reason.
  • I'm fascinated with going to different movie theatres. The more odd the better.
 
 
 

Favorites

  • Color: Blue, Green
  • Food: Curry Pad Thai, anything Mexican
  • Movie(s): You Can Count on Me, There Will be Blood, Raging Bull
  • Physical Activity: CrossFit
  • Vacation: Colorado
  • Ice Cream: White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
 
 

Awards & Accolades

Skill Set

Communication - 87%

CrossFit - 54%

Leadership - 82%

Walking around the building - 99%

Project Management - 91%

Time Management - 77%

Rounding numbers - 2%

I have been managing large-scale projects since 2006 and am a certified Project Manager and Scrum Master. I came to BizStream in August of 2015, and to be honest, I didn’t have much of a background in developing websites at that time. However, organizing, solving problems, and helping people figure out how to work together is my passion. I wear many hats as the Head of Operations, a Team Lead, and a Project Manager. Due to this, my primary role changes day-to-day. 

One thing I have discovered since I have been here is that I also love finding great people to come work with us. Our people make up most of our great culture, so it is truly awesome sharing it with others and helping them see if they would be a good fit, and know that they can contribute to our culture immediately. One thing I have found to be true since day one is that BizStream is the kind of company that I would have built given the opportunity. Everyone here is empowered to make a difference.

My background is actually in Communications. I graduated from GVSU with a film degree and spent the first several years of my career in the video production industry. It was there that I first learned about producing and project management and found I might have a knack for it. I’ve also found that working in the web world is not that different from the video world. I’ve been managing people since I was 18. I’ve had various managing positions since then, learning a lot as I go. I’ve found that managing people can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging parts of my job, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my wife, four kids, and my dog. I absolutely love movies of all kinds. Blockbusters, foreign films, cult classics, etc. You name it; I’ll check it out. I also love cooking, backpacking, camping, and working out.