Cumulus Partners



Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, seasoned media relations professional, management consultant, and celebrated ghostwriter of best selling business marketing books. In his role as chief generator of new content, Mike created the intellectual capital that fueled the meteoric rise of Peppers and Rogers Group, the world’s preeminent customer management consulting firm. During his tenure at Peppers and Rogers Group, Mike played critical roles in a variety of client engagements, including Ford Motor Company, Oracle, Bertelsmann, Bentley Systems, Convergys, Wolters Kluwer NV, and LifeWay.

Before joining PRG, Mike managed public relations at Oxford Health Plans during the depths of its financial crisis, skillfully setting the stage for company’s eventual recovery. During a 20-year career as a newspaper editor and reporter, Mike won practically every major journalism award for his coverage of crime, politics, and government in New York State.

Since forming Cumulus Partners in 2001, Mike’s client list has included world-class organizations such as Aetna, Avaya, Business Week Research Services, Deloitte, Forbes Insights, HMG Strategy, Intel, Parasoft, Perimeter, SAS Institute, the NeuroTrauma Foundation and Who's Calling.

Mike graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Hamilton College.