Mike Effle joined Vendio in 1999 as one of the first 10 employees. He initially directed business development and strategy efforts and increasingly managed various product and functional department efforts during his time with Vendio. Mike was promoted from COO to CEO concurrent with Vendio's acquisition by Alibaba.
Prior to Vendio, Mike spent five years serving his country as an officer in the United States Air Force where he was responsible for developing and producing large scale classified defensive systems for the F-16 that still defend our pilots today. He also held various roles at MCI, Boston Consulting Group, and Raytheon.
Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a BS in Finance and Management and a minor in Government. He also has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.