Why the Name Renegade?

Well, because we think of ourselves as a little bit unconventional.

There is no box that fits us and we don’t approach everything from a business textbook. Our approach is straight-forward, methodical and sometimes may be considered a bit “renegade”. But make no mistake about it - we get results. We listen to our clients. We are an excellent sounding board and we work to help you achieve your goals - which we completely understand is often intertwined in both business and personal aspirations.


Renegade Advisors is led by founder Michael Romley. Prior to Renegade Advisors, Mike spent several years launching, growing and profitably exiting from companies he owned, built or worked with in early stages. In 2011 he founded and was CEO of Red Cup Living, LLC in Phoenix, AZ. Red Cup Living has exceeded $4.5M in revenue. From 2002-2008, Mike co-founded and served as President for Chef’s Planet, LLC in Phoenix, AZ. Launching more than 40 products, he drove more than $3M in annual revenue before being acquired by a multi-national company. He has also served as Director of Inside Sales for venture backed Responsys, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA. While there he established the inside sales team and business model that launched sales from $0 to $2.8M in 18 months. Earlier in his career he worked for Toshiba America, turning around an underperforming 13-state distribution territory increasing sales from $1.2M to $3M in 15 months. He was also National Sales Manager for Optoma Technology in Santa Clara, CA, where he grew the top line from $3M to $20M in just over 2 years.

Mike hold a BS in Business Management from Arizona State University and a certificate from the Entrepreneurs Organization / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Entrepreneurial Master’s Program. The Arizona Republic named him as one of Arizona’s 35 Entrepreneurs 35 & Younger. Gourmet News named him one of the Top 20 Under 40 to Watch in the worldwide kitchenware industry.