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Mike Shands
Vice President of Learning and Development
APi Group

Mike Shands is the vice president of learning and development for APi Group.

After high school, Shands served as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer in the United States Army. His last assignment was at the United States Military Academy (West Point), where he led, coached, and mentored cadets as they negotiated their four-year leadership development experience. He retired from the Army after 24 years of service in 2007.

In 2007, Mike joined APi Group as the director of learning and development. His primary focus was, and continues to be, the strategic development and operational execution of efforts that support APi Group’s purpose of “Building Great Leaders.” He was promoted to vice president in 2015.

Shands holds both masters and doctorate degrees in Leadership, as well as a certification in executive coaching.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife Lisa and daughter Hannah.