Mike Donner began his career in emergency medical services in 1982 as an EMT with a small, private ambulance service in Southern California. In 1983 he attended the Santa Ana College fire academy where he earned a Fire Fighter I designation and later graduated from Daniel Freeman Hospital’s Paramedic Program in 1985. From 1982 until 1989, Mike worked as an EMT, Fire Fighter, Paramedic and Flight Paramedic.
In 1990, Mike was hired to run a private ambulance company that had been acquired by LifeFleet Ambulance. In 1992, he was promoted to Corporate Risk Manager where he stayed until 1994 when LifeFleet was sold.
In 1995, Mike joined MedTrans as Regional Risk Manager until the merger of AMR and MedTrans in 1997. In early 1997, he co-founded Pridemark Paramedic Services. Originally the company’s chief financial officer, he became the company’s president and chief executive officer in 2005. He remained in that position until Pridemark was sold in 2010.
After a 2 ½ year retirement, Mike returned to the company that acquired Pridemark as Regional Director for Colorado operations.
In mid 2015, Mike partnered with Bob Durkin to form Apex, where he serves as President and CEO.
MIke has lectured nationally on topics including Risk Management to Cash Flow to Leadership.
He has an Associate’s degree in Public Safety/Fire Science, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Previously, Mike was a member of the Metropolitan Denver YMCA Board of Trustees, vice president of the Jefferson County 911 Authority Board, a member of Vistage International, and a member of the Arvada/Jefferson Kiwanis Club.