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MIKAEL PYLES,

Vice President

Originally from sunny Southern California, Mikáel is an esteemed graduate of Clark Atlanta University where he studied International Business and Supply Chain Management. A Dean’s Scholar, member of the Honors Program, and President of Toastmasters International during his undergraduate years, Mikáel was honored by his alma mater as an inaugural recipient of the 40 Under 40 Achievement Award. Mikáel began his corporate career as a Business Analyst / Assistant Buyer for Target Corporation, where he managed a $400 million portfolio in the Household Commodities division and won various merchandising awards for performance and execution. Leveraging his decorated experience with Target, Mikáel decided to relocate to New York City, becoming a top-producing sales trainer for The Container Store; notably, he was invited to represent the company at the New York Stock Exchange bell-ringing ceremony for its IPO in the fall of 2013. 

Compelled to further embrace his desire to help and work with people, Mikáel transitioned from the corporate world in 2015 to establish himself as a realtor for Cooper & Cooper – the most prodigious, ethically upright real estate firm in New York City. Mikáel quickly became a top-producer at the firm, being promoted to Senior Associate and brokering many multi-million dollar transactions. In 2018, while still working in real estate, Mikáel co-founded QuikLiq—a bourgeoning tech startup for which he is appointed as the President and Chief Strategy Officer. To date, QuikLiq has been featured in Black Enterprise, Essence, the Miami New Times and the South Florida Business Journal. 


When he is not helping people find homes and cultivating startups, Mikáel enjoys giving back to his community, mentoring the next generation, traveling the world, and cooking for his wife and friends. A proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Mikáel lives each day by the fraternity motto – to encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor.

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