“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Michelet “Mike” Nestor, the son of Marie Denise Decoste, a street vendor, and Michel Nestor, a butler, was born on October 27, 1973 in Solino, a shantytown located in the Port-au-Prince Metropolitan Area with no potable water or latrines.
Thanks to the economic assistance of his father’s employer, then a colonel of the Haitian Army, Mike graduated Canado High School, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He later attended the Haitian Police Academy where he served honorably as an officer for 5 years. While in the police force, he attended the State University of Haiti School of Law, and obtained a Bachelor of Law degree. He, then, traveled to the US where he attended Loyola University, School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, and obtained a Master of Laws Degree (L.L.M) with specialization in International Business Law.
Currently Mike is president and chief Executive Officer of Seco Group, dba Seco Staffing, Seco Labor, Seco Logistics, and Orlando Ivy League school of Sciences. With offices in Florida, Nevada, Wyoming, Louisiana, and Haiti, Seco group employs 3500 people. He is also co-founder and president of Civitas Haiti, a Civic education foundation, and a member of the board of the Global Haitian Diaspora Federation. Mike co-founded and presided over Hands for the Needy, a Florida-based labor force training and apprenticeship agency.
Mike has more than 12 years of experience in social entrepreneurship and philanthropic involvement in Haïti where he lives. Mike is married with 4 children.