Michael Kainatsky
Managing Director

Mark Twain once said, “The key to success is to make your vocation your vacation” so that you never have to work another day in your life. This always rang particularly true with me and has long been my pursuit. It is also often said, and my belief, that if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room. In joining AETHOS, there is no shortage of diverse, educated and talented professionals extremely dedicated to their craft from whom I can learn a great deal. In this partnership, I get to do what I love with incredible people.

Michael is Managing Director at AETHOS Consulting Group, having joined the organization to spearhead their 20|20 Assess℠ corporate partnership platform. He brings more than a decade of sales expertise, having gained experience in working at and partnering with some of the top Blue Chip companies in the world. Prior to joining AETHOS, Michael was the Chief Customer Officer at Prestige Industries and prior to that Director of Global Sales at Carey International and Head of Sales for New York City at Unifirst Corporation.

Michael studied economics at Ramapo College and brings on board a unique blend of skills and experiences acquired across a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including technology, business services, transportation and hospitality. He is a keen runner and, over the years, has competed in a multitude of races, including 13 half marathons, raising money and awareness for different charities in the process (e.g., MS Society, Lustgarden Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Team for Kids, Autism Speaks and ASPCA.)