Mike is currently co-founder and VP of Operations at The Black Tux, a online tuxedo and suit rental company based in Santa Monica, CA.
Previously, he was the Vice President of Operations at BeachMint, where he built and ran logistics, IT, customer care and inventory control.
Mike began his career in technology startups as one of the first few employees at WaferTech, a $1.5B computer chip manufacturing joint venture outside of Portland, OR. There, he worked as a Production Manager building the largest semiconductor foundry in the US, literally from the ground up. He also managed the Site Training Department which served technical and professional training for the company's 1000 employees. WaferTech was bought out by its largest joint venture partner, TSMC, in August 2000.
In 2006, Mike left WaferTech to work as Director of Operations at Koders Inc., a software startup in Santa Monica developing the first vertical search engine for open source software code. At Koders, he managed design and implementation of company operational systems while providing direction for corporate strategy and product rollout. Koders was sold to Black Duck Software in April 2008.
Mike has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.