Since arriving in Melbourne from Mumbai in 1998, Mikhil’s professional and personal journey is a true example of the entrepreneurial spirit. After achieving his IT Post Grad at RMIT in 2002 (while also gaining his wings as a private pilot with the Essendon Flying Club), just one year later Mikhil became the top sales conversion individual in the Telstra Teletek team.
Moving to NAB Debt Collections in 2003, Mikhil’s process management and problem solving skills were rewarded with a quick rise through the ranks to the position of IT Manager.
In 2007, when Mikhil left the corporate world to start a food delivery business “Tiffins”, it marked the beginning of a life-changing entrepreneurial journey that Mikhil describes as “the hardest, most expensive MBA of my life”.
Long before Uber Eats and Deliveroo, Tiffins was delivering authentic Indian fare on three-wheeled bikes throughout the city, winning City of Melbourne business awards and appearing at high-profile events such as the 2011 Big Bash match at the MCG.
With increasing financial pressures leading him to close Tiffins in 2011, Mikhil took this opportunity to learn everything there was to know about the “high cleaning” industry, working as a window cleaner and high clean technician, and helping roll out the high clean of 300+ Coles stores across Australia in 2012.
Ever the entrepreneur, Mikhil started High Clean Pty Ltd in 2013.
Combining his IT, process improvement and innovation skills with his first-hand experience and knowledge of this specialist industry, Mikhil and High Clean have successfully bridged the gap that existed between the expectations of the corporate and high cleaning trade. Now 5 years strong, this unique offering has seen High Clean grow from its humble beginnings in a home garage to offices in Victoria, NSW & QLD.
Mikhil lives in Melbourne with his wife and two daughters (where his cleaning duties continue!)