Michelle Lake

Principal

Experience

Change Healthcare
CBRE
Nielsen

Education

MBA, University of Wisconsin
BS in finance and marketing, University of Wisconsin

Expertise

Sourcing & Procurement

Michelle Lake

Principal

Michelle is a senior executive who has spent 25+ years leading global real estate and sourcing transformations, creating millions of dollars in lease and vendor cost savings. Today, she guides FCM clients in optimizing real estate portfolios as well as negotiating competitive vendor and outsourcing contracts to deliver significant financial results. Before joining FCM, Michelle served as VP of Global Real Estate for Change Healthcare. She led the integration of over 135 locations, streamlined vendor spending and completed a $32M building sale to achieve cost savings of 15%+. Before that, Michelle was an Alliance Director for CBRE, responsible for the strategic real estate initiatives of six clients including US Bank and Manpower. Earlier, as head of Global Real Estate for Nielsen, she transformed a 100-country portfolio into a centralized operation with 30%+ lower spending. Michelle also negotiated and transitioned the company’s first real estate outsourcing contract and managed significant merger and acquisition projects.