Mike has held roles at two Shasta Ventures portfolio companies, including Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and GM at Entelo, a recruiting automation solution, and interim CMO at Brandcast, a code-free website platform. Previously, he was COO at cloud file sharing vendor, Hightail (formerly YouSendIt, acquired by OpenText), running sales, marketing, customer success and business development. Earlier in his career, Mike co-founded real-time analytics provider, Truviso (acquired by Cisco), and was vice president of product and corporate marketing at CRM solution, Epiphany. In addition to enterprise SaaS, Mike also has consumer experience as vice president of marketing at the social network, hi5, and founder of the social gaming startup, Spitball Entertainment. Mike holds an MBA degree from UC Berkeley and a BA degree from Northwestern University.

I’ve had a long relationship with several of Shasta’s partners and portfolio companies. The common thread is a deep understanding of how markets will be transformed by technology, and their Smart Software initiative is the latest example. Every business function across every industry sector is being disrupted by AI, machine learning and other smart technologies, and I’m very excited to work with the Shasta team and portfolio companies on these initiatives.”