Mike Wingate is the co-founder of Premier Marketing and Integrity Marketing Group. Wingate also serves as Integrity Marketing Group's Managing Partner and Premier Marketing's Principal. Premier Marketing was originally established as Mutual Protective Services in 1968 by Wingate's father, A. M. “Skip” Wingate. It was later rebranded as Midwest Regional Services, and Wingate worked there with his brother-in-law, Tom Schueth. They later bought the firm after Wingate's father retired, and rebranded the company into Premier Marketing.
Wingate attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an undergraduate. He was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He lives in Norfolk, Nebraska, where Premier Marketing's headquarters is located.