"I am very pleased to welcome Michael to CA Technologies," said Gregoire. "CA will benefit from Michael’s expertise as we transform the company to seize the opportunities of today’s application economy. His experience with technology and software-as-a-service will be very valuable as we expand CA’s portfolio in cloud computing."
As general counsel, Bisignano will be CA’s chief legal officer, responsible for providing legal guidance to the company’s senior management and board of directors. He will oversee all of CA’s legal operations, including corporate governance and compliance, contracts, securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation.
"I’m very excited to be joining CA," said Bisignano. “What attracted me to the company is its heritage of providing leading IT management and security solutions, mated with Mike’s proven leadership in the SaaS technology arena.”
Bisignano has more than two decades of business experience. Most recently, he served as general counsel and chief legal officer of Blackboard, Inc., a global technology company with 2,600 employees and clients in 90 countries. Bisignano oversaw critical aspects of the $1.64 billion transaction that took Blackboard private in 2011.
Earlier in his career, he was general counsel at Online Resources Corporation, a software and SaaS technology provider, and was special counsel at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a full-service, general practice law firm with offices in the US, the UK, and in Israel. He started his legal career as an attorney in the Washington D.C. offices of Millbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCoy, a leading international law firm. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.
Bisignano earned a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Harvard Law School, a B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in economics and finance from The Wharton School of Business. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey and the District of Columbia.