Mike is a software entrepreneur who has founded, built and led to successful exit multiple innovative technology companies. Prior to co-founding SpeechLight, Mike founded ClearTrial, a provider of cloud-based software that helps life sciences companies accelerate the development of new treatments, optimize R&D capital expenditures, and save millions in R&D spend. Over 9 years as President & CEO, Mike delivered 70% average annual sales growth, signed 8 of the Top 10 pharma companies, and was named to the PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in Pharma, before a successful acquisition by Oracle.
Previously, Mike was co-founder, President & CEO of Consolidated Commerce, a provider of cloud-based supply chain software, and co-founder and EVP of Waterstone Consulting, a strategy and technology consulting firm which he built to over 100 professionals, 30% profitability, and 100% annual revenue growth for five consecutive years before selling the company to Ciber, Inc. [NYSE:CBR]. Early in his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Mike developed operational strategies and enterprise systems that spanned the enterprise procure-to-pay cycle.
Mike also serves on the Board and as an advisor to multiple software companies, including Vibes, a mobile marketing software company, and Comprehend, a cloud-based, life sciences software company. Mike holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering/Computer Sequence from the University of Notre Dame.