Mike’s experience includes work with some of Silicon Valley’s largest public organizations, emerging high-growth businesses, and various startup companies. His career combines a strong mathematics and engineering background, significant assignments in both sales and marketing roles, and numerous CEO positions. He has spent the better part of his career in database software and related fields, where he was the initial vice present of sales and marketing at Oracle, founder and CEO of Versant, CEO of Documentum, and Chairman and CEO of Evolve, all of which he led to successful IPOs. He has contributed to the creation of over 20 companies and businesses, both private and public, and has managed or mentored over 30 CEOs during some aspect of their careers.
Mike spent 11 years with IBM after graduating with a mathematics degree from Manchester College.