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Michael Roark

Senior Director of Alliances

Mike Roark is the Senior Director of Alliances with Purdue Research Foundation.  

In this role, Mike focuses on delivering success for the portfolio of companies within the Purdue Research Park
and Discovery Park District at Purdue. The Alliances Team is acutely focused on attracting and retaining talent for partner companies and assuring the highest levels of community engagement in the Greater Lafayette area and across Purdue University. 

Mike has a passion for partnership growth and spent the bulk of his career managing and developing growth and success of business partners in the Powersports Industry. His specialized background includes key leadership and business development positions at Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Royal Enfield. He was an instrumental member of the executive leadership team that launched the first wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Enfield in North America. 

As a proud Purdue University alumnus, Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Krannert School of Business.  


Senior Director of Alliances