Michael is a veteran technologist who has 20+ years of operations, business development, software sales, software architecture, software development and consulting experience with firms like VMware, Grant Thornton and Accenture.
Currently, Michael is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Vegas Home Advisor (a real estate company based in Las Vegas). In addition to running the day-to-day activities associated with Vegas Home Advisor, Michael is working on a technology platform to modernize the way real estate is bought and sold (don't want to use the buzzword "disrupt" until it actually does so!). Prior to Vegas Home Advisor, Michael was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Family Independence Initiative. Prior to FII, Michael was consulting with a number of companies (both startups and established businesses) to provide strategic and technical consulting (including designing and developing iOS apps using Objective-C, web apps written in Python for Google App Engine, and web apps / sites using standard LAMP frameworks and WordPress).
Michael is a veteran of several Silicon Valley software companies and startups. His experience includes directing the efforts around building out the Virtual Appliances initiative for VMware (NASDAQ: VMW). By developing a successful ISV outreach program, Michael helped define a new category of software solutions. Prior to the last 11 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael spent 8 years in technology consulting with firms like Accenture and Grant Thornton. Michael holds a M.S. in Business and Technology from Johns Hopkins University.
Specialties: Objective C, Python, Django, Google App Engine, PHP, Flourish PHP Framework, Smarty Template Engine, LAMP, HTML 5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX, C#, ASP.net, Visual Basic, Java, JBoss, Weblogic, MailChimp, SilverPop (and the list goes on and on).