Mike is a 25-year veteran of the software industry, with a proven track record of success in delivering transformative technology to the marketplace. He understands the challenge of nurturing new innovations while getting them ready to solve real world problems in a competitive global environment. He took California-based Taleo from its pre-IPO start up phase in 2005 to its sale to Oracle Corp for nearly $2 billion in 2012. With Mike at the helm, Taleo developed and delivered cloud-based human resources software to over 5,000 corporations and 20 million end-users globally. In the process, he grew Taleo’s revenue by more than 400 percent.
Before Taleo, Mike spent five years at PeopleSoft as executive vice president of its Global Services Group, with responsibility for consulting, education, hosting and maintenance worldwide. Mike started his career as an architect and technical project leader at EDS, and rose to run a number of its operations and businesses, including its Global Financial Markets Group.
Mike is widely recognized as a strategic thinker in the information technology industry. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governors Steering Committee, the Business Roundtable’s Information and Technology Committee, and the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council. He also serves on the Executive Council of TechNet, an organization of CEOs that represents the technology industry in policy issues critical to American innovation and economic competitiveness. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors of ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of human resources business processing and cloud-based solutions.
Mike exemplifies CA Technologies commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. During his tenure, CA has strengthened its engagement with the communities where its employees live and work, with an emphasis on advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning for underserved youth. Mike is on the Board of NPower, a nonprofit that enlists and trains low-income young adults and veterans to become IT professionals. An avid cyclist, he also manages to compete in several races a year, many of which are fundraisers he rides in wearing the CA jersey.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Computing from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and a Master of Business Administration degree from California Coast University.