VP Software Development, Co-Founder
Recruited to lead Software Product Development in the early days of Trilliant. Trilliant provides intelligent network solutions and software to utilities for advanced metering, Demand Side Management, and smart grid management. Extremely fast company growth required multiple job responsibilities.
Recruited to create Operations and Account Management groups for Invensys GoodWatts. GoodWatts provided electricity Demand Response Systems to the Utility industry through a service and residential controls system.This turn-key service included the hardware in the home (thermostats, load modules, gateways), the support for installation and maintenance, and utility control ASP for configuring electricity loads.
Provided Engineering leadership to Nimblefish which offers a revolutionary high response direct marketing campaign to customers using highly personalized (personal info, timing, content) print, email, and web touches - combined with real-time reporting on prospect behaviors and immediate email and CRM updates based on prospect behavior.
Co-founded and developed web-based system for freight forwarding industry - offering central location for lowest shipping rates around the world.
Led all technology (hardware, software, firmware) for company that provided turn-key residential home-control and Demand Side Management systems to Utilities.
Directed all technology choices and development projects as a founding employee, allowing the company to grow from 0 to 40,000 customers in 18 months and generate annual revenues of $25M. Selected appropriate systems, vendors, and platforms for technical architecture, web development, billing and customer-service systems, metering systems, and interfaces for communication between partners.
Led development of Enron’s meter-reading system as technical head of the Metering Technologies Division (MTD).
Led technology development for producer of computerized hand-held meter-reading systems.
Developed applications and gateways to improve company-wide access to SABRE, the American Airlines customer-reservation system that held all flight and customer information.
Developed internal systems for financial analysis, corporate communications, and project management. Gained solid understanding of C and DBase programming languages by working with top programmers.
Delivered the morning paper at 4:00am, 365 days a year through high school, college, and into family life.
Mike is one of those rare people who has the ability to translate, communicate, and help people understand complex technical issues. He is great in front of customers, engineers, IT, consumers, executives - any audience. Mike presents with enthusiasm and excitement that sweeps you up and takes you on the journey. Put him in front of a whiteboard and he is a happy man. And so is his audience. :-)
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike in my last 3 companies over the last 8 years and I hope that we will do it again. Mike is systems/solutions subject matter guru on all things AMI and Smart Grid. As this exciting market takes off many people will gravitate to this "new new thing" but very few will bring the level of understanding and maturity that Mike can offer. He has forgotten more than most will ever learn, and the new breed simply don't know what they don't know. I highly recommend Mike.
“Mike is a born strategist and team leader. He completely turned around our engineering department to deliver complex products on a short deadline with minimal resources. Mike also played a key business role on our executive team, and contributed a strong, upbeat spirit to the company culture."