Michael Singer is the chairman and CEO of Strategic Partners, Inc. (SPI), the world’s largest manufacturer and wholesaler of medical apparel, footwear and accessories, with sales in more than 60 countries.
Singer formed SPI in 1995 by purchasing the uniform division of Cherokee Inc. SPI designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality, fashion-inspired medical uniforms under the Cherokee, Dickies, HeartSoul, Code Happy and Disney brands; manufactures and/or distributes footwear under the Cherokee, Dickies, Asics and K-Swiss brands, among many others; and manufactures and distributes medical accessories and Classroom brand school uniforms. The company publishes Scrubs Magazine, a leading lifestyle media brand for nurses, and its website, scrubsmag.com, the nation’s number-one online destination for nurses. SPI’s home office is in Chatsworth, and its distribution center is in Dallas, Tex.
Singer is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. He was the Entrepreneur of the Year for the university’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in 1997 and was the undergraduate commencement speaker for Marshall in 2006.
Singer is a member of the advisory board for the Greif Center at USC, serves on the board of Governors for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is the chairman of the board of trustees for Sierra Canyon School, an EK – 12th grade independent school in Chatsworth.