Professional summary

I've been in the convenience store industry for over 35 years and the financial services industry for over 20 years. I take projects ranging from trends and opinions in these industries, to contract review and sourcing. I can also serve as an interim CEO or in another senior management role while searches are completed. I have thousands of contacts in these industries that allow me to solve problems by finding trust worthy partners and/or colleagues to assist in almost any business issue and/or initiative. We also manage retail locations under contract when there are takeovers, receivership's, and/or merger/acquisition initiatives in place.

Engagement overview

Depending on the issue/initiative, the initial consultation will last at least 30 minutes and usually not more than 60 minutes.  After that initial consultation, a definitive proposal can be created based on the client's needs.  Pricing for the initial consultation is at $250.00 per hour.  The proposal may include different pricing depending on the services needed.


• Guidepoint Global
• ORC International
• SIG Worldwide
• Society of Industry Leaders
• Muscle Pharm
• Giftnix


Mike Zielinski and the Royal Buying Group team stand for integrity ,cost-efficiency, sales maximization and profitability in the C- store and petroleum industry. Mike’s core service capabilities include negotiating with regional and national suppliers for impactful and competitive sales and marketing programs, providing category management expertise, state of the art marketing support, excellent customer service support as well as a variety of additional service offerings for its membership. I highly recommend him to every C-store group and supply-chain vendor.

Haskel Thompson, President Haskel Thompson & Associates, Executive Recruiters

I had the great opportunity to work for Mike at RBG Inc. He was a great motivator and always had ideas to improve current processes to streamline business. He managed Germany business as well and was always available to discuss innovative ideas. He always looked for ways to generate new revenue streams.

Parag Garg, Business Intelligence and SQL Developer Royal Buying Group, Inc.