Michael W. Chetelat

President of CBN Connect with Michael on LinkedIn

Michael has many years of real-world experience in business start-ups and organizational management including business modeling, strategic planning, information technology, organizational development, people and project management, website development, social media strategies, marketing strategies, and much more, all with the goal of establishing a healthy and productive organizational culture and ensuring an efficient use of technology infrastructure for sustained growth and measurable ROI.

Professional Background

2002 – Present

Christian Business Network – Founder and President

Currently manages all aspects of this private membership and networking organization that empowers members to globally connect, communicate, collaborate, and congregate with Christian business and ministry professionals in the marketplace.

2001 – 2015

WebMeisters, Inc. – Founder and President

Managed all aspects of this web and Internet technology solutions company which provided a suite of professional and affordable website, e-commerce, and e-business solutions.

2001 – 2012

SYNERGETEC Corp. – Founder and President

Managed all aspects of this small business consulting and technology solutions company dedicated to providing their clients with best-of-breed business and technology solutions.

1999 – Present

ProductMasters, Inc. – Founder and President

Managed all aspects of this novelty apparel company and co-invented NoRiders – a federally registered trademark for apparel solutions that restore confidence in wearing shorts.

1999 – 2001

Raymond Geddes & Company, Inc – Vice President of Information Systems

Managed all aspects of technology and information systems as well as internal communications for this novelty stationery wholesaling company of over 100 employees.

1990 – 1999

Action Alarm Systems Corp – Computer Network Manager

Managed all aspects of technology and information systems for this Baltimore-based residential and commercial security, access control systems, and home entertainment solutions company.

Ministry Background

1991 – 1997

Chesapeake Theological Seminary, Baltimore, MD

Served as a professor of hermeneutics and other Biblical studies.

1994 – 1996

Grace Fellowship Church, Baltimore, MD

Served as a small groups ministry leader and church staff member.

Educational Background

1986 – 1990

Master of Divinity from Columbia International University, Columbia, SC

1974 – 1979

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Additional Background

2000 – 2001

Successfully completed all Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Courses


Successfully completed a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) examination