I've been fortunate to work at interesting, influential and innovative tech companies. LinkedIn has all the details.
I can help in most engineering and technical management areas, though I specialize it:
Here are some of the customers I've worked with:
"Like a shepherd guiding lost sheep, Mike steered us in the right direction in defining our initial specification that led to our proof-of-concept application. His domain expertise and coaching were valuable in pulling us through a tough engagement with a vendor. He consistently added perspective-shifting thinking and was genuinely a pleasure to work with."
"Mike has helped us think critically about Engineering resourcing, technical and product tradeoffs, systems architecture, and more. Mike doesn’t simply “advise” — he dives into the nitty-gritty as a core part of our team. He covers a lot of ground - from recruiting to product strategy sessions. Mike's an incredible mentor, especially as someone who is a first-time founder with a non-technical background."
"...we can't thank you enough for your leadership, rigorous problem-solving, and wise counsel across the many challenges of an early-stage startup."
"Mike has accelerated my growth as a first-time Head of Engineering. He provides strategies, tactics, and principles based on his many years of C-level experience in start-ups. From concrete problems to more theoretical topics Mike helps me find answers that make me more effective. I recommend Mike as a mentor for emerging engineering leaders."
I've known Mike for close to twenty years. Over the years he’s become a trusted mentor and friend. Mike's analytical approach to management inspires me, and he shares insights that shifts my thinking in helpful ways. He's comfortable talking about architectural decision-making, project management, or the ins-and-outs of people management. I hope to work with Mike for many years to come.
"Mike impressed me during a regular leadership lean coffee, and I've engaged him personally to help me grow. What impressed me was the way he framed and presented problems and solutions. He's perceptive, empathetic and has a wealth of knowledge and experience."
"Mike is providing invaluable assistance on product and engineering strategy and planning and worked closely with my leadership and engineering teams."
"Mike brought a wealth of experience and sharpening questions to hone our engineering culture. This accelerated the cohesion of our teams, happiness of engineers, and clarity in internal communication."
"Mike provides a valuable additional set of eyes on Sora's Engineering plans. I'm looking forward to working with Mike at Sora and beyond."