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Michael Daigneault

Co-Founder & Principal Consultant

Michael is a renowned expert on governance, strategy and ethics and has channeled this more than 35 years of expertise into a uniquely personable, engaging and authentic consulting and presentation style. Michael along with his wife founded Quantum Governance over a decade ago with the mission to improve the effectiveness of board and executive leadership through governance and strategy.


Michael is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and published author on governance, strategy and ethics in both the credit union and nonprofit fields.  Prior to founding Quantum Governance, Michael was President of the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) – the nation’s oldest, independent ethics center. During his tenure, the ERC launched the ERC Fellows Program; developed ethics centers in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Colombia; and spearheaded the rebirth of the National Business Ethics Survey.  Michael also served as the Executive Director of the American Inns of Court Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the skills, ethics, civility and professionalism of judges and lawyers. 


Michael is a three-time graduate of Georgetown University, holding a B.A. from the College in Philosophy, and both a J.D. and a Master’s Degree from the Law Center. He lives in Virginia with his family.

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