Mike is the visionary behind Floor64, building up the core idea into reality and recruiting the management team. In addition to providing the strategic direction for the company, Mike oversees all editorial aspects of the Floor64’s public and customer sites. Mike’s insight into the realms of business and technology are the basis for his frequent posts to the award winning Techdirt blog. The widely followed, often quoted blog was launched in 1997. Prior to founding Floor64 Inc., Mike worked in business development and marketing at Release Software, an e-commerce startup, and in marketing at Intel. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and an MBA -- both from Cornell University.
Mike oversees the research department of Floor64’s Insight Community. He has held various research roles at companies including BFGoodrich, Raychem and Nano-Tex. Before joining Floor64, Mike coordinated product development as a project leader at Nano-Tex. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed work towards a PhD at Stanford University. He continues to pursue his technical and scientific interests in a wide variety of fields.
Michael is tasked with developing and maintaining the technology that supports Floor64’s corporate clients as well as its public websites. Prior to joining Floor64, Michael a was Software Engineering Director for CNET Networks, responsible for their shopping and reviews sites. Before that, he was the production engineering manager for the CNET’s mySimon unit. Prior to joining CNET, he worked at Intel with positions in Systems Architecture, Circuit Design, Marketing and Product Engineering. Mike holds a MEng in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in VLSI design, from Cornell University. He also holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell and BA in Physics from Ithaca College.