Michael Ditmore, Executive Director of Novim, began his business career with IBM as a systems engineer.
After receiving an MBA from Stanford in 1970, he relocated to Germany as Director of European Operations for Canberra Industries.
Following the sale of his division in 1972, he returned to California, joining a startup–ROLM Corporation, where he served as regional manager for marketing and sales. The company was sold to IBM in 1979.
Michael subsequently founded and sold 2 high technology medical device companies.
In 1995 he co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of the Systems and Software Consortium, a non-profit association of 150 companies whose first project was the creation of the Pacific Technology Center in Goleta, the largest high tech incubator in southern California at the time.