Michael Mirch was born in Virginia and moved to Los Angeles in 1981 to study art at the Art Center of Design in Pasadena. He later moved to San Francisco and studied at the Academy of Arts. He used his gift of design and love for eclectic furnishings in his management roles at Pottery Barn, Rand McNally and Pier 1 Imports before joining Charles Jacobsen in 2002.

For a decade, Michael has been carefully groomed under Charles Jacobsen, joining him on acquisition trips and learning the inner workings of the Charles Jacobsen brand. Like Charles, Michael appreciates the nuanced intrigue of fine home decor. In February 2013, Charles entrusted Michael to continue his design aesthetic and vision for the future by having him assume ownership of the Charles Jacobsen company. Charles will accompany Michael on future buying trips.