Mike is an innovative CEO with 30 years of experience developing new business models and turning them into successful businesses. He is a strong strategic thinker and team builder who enjoys turning problem companies into success stories and therefore has grown his business both organically and through acquisitions.
Before taking on his role as CEO of General Vending and GameTime, Mike built several amusement and entertainment companies, then later sold them to move on to meet new challenges. His route operations firm, General Vending, has survived many economic challenges including 9/11 and has always come out on top.
In 2010 he acquired GameWorks in both Miami and Tampa and re-branded it GameTime. The decision to venture into the world of FEC's has proven to be very successful over the years, so much that Mr. Abecassis invested over $2 Million renovating both his Miami and Tampa locations in 2015. He then moved on to build four new centers in Fort Myers, Ocoee, Daytona, and Kissimmee between 2015 –2020 and has three more projects currently underway in Clearwater and Plantation, Florida.
Mike’s major areas of discipline include business development, business evaluation, negotiation, operating procedures and management. He oversees the day to day operations of all GameTime locations as well as several other entertainment and amusement companies throughout Florida. As he likes to say, “Every experience prepares you for the next challenge ahead.”