Innovator and catalyst with deep technology experience and strong business acumen; digital thought leader (mobile, social, cloud, and analytics), public sector expert, with Big 4 consulting background
Michael has an extensive knowledge of IT with a specialized focus in IT Strategy and Governance. Having worked with Michael in the IT Strategy area, I can say that he has an exceptional ability to "think outside the box" and identify areas of specific improvement that most people would not identify in their analysis.
Michael possesses a deep knowledge of Security, Software Architectures, and IT Strategy. Mike was a primary contributor on a project that involved the planning of a large scale implementation of Service Oriented Architecture. His insight into the problem space and clear leadership proved instrumental to the effort's success. Michael brings innovative thinking and a wealth of experience to any project.
Michael is one of the most hard working, intelligent and best communicating technical experts I have come across in my 18+ years at Deloitte. His ability to assess incredibly complicated systems and situations, and communicate the issues & observations effectively (in plain English) is one of his strongest attributes.
The most meaningful way I can recommend Mike, is to say that I would not hesitate to put him in front of any of my most important and most demanding clients.
I have known Mike for quite a few years. When we first worked together on a SOA assessment I was immediately struck not only by his knowledge of the subject and his keen intellect, but also with his ability to convey technical concepts across the technology spectrum. We have crossed paths professionally many times within Deloitte and I have always walked away having learned something new. His personable nature and wry wit makes working with him always an enjoyable experience as well as professionally enriching. I consider him an invaluable colleague.
I've had the privilege of working with Mike on-and-off over the past 10 years or so at both BearingPoint and Deloitte. During our initial interactions, I got to see Mike successfully lead complicated proposal efforts, expertly managing many stakeholders in order to get the job done. Over the years, I have been impressed with how Mike has managed to stay on top of emerging technologies (including those around the cloud, mobility, and social media), bringing them to his clients in order to solve business problems for them. (He is also quite good at explaining the benefits of those digital tools and solutions to people who aren't as technologically-savvy as he is.)
Mike is a great "out of the box" thinker on really tough issues. Whether cybersecurity, cloud or any other topic, Mike can bring a new perspective and how to get it done. I would work with Mike again anytime.
Mike is a talented solution architect and an innovative thinker. He knowledge of technology and its application to the business is impressive. I always enjoy Mike's collaborative approach.
Mike is a very strong technical leader and was able to engage successfully with clients on SOA, Security and other various technical topics. My customer found him to be very engaging and personable. Mike leadership allowed Deloitte to penetrate a white space market. I highly recommend Mike.
I worked directly with Michael in the OASIS Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model Technical Committee and had 24 months to work closely with Michael. He was a pivotal member of the SOA TC and provided many valuable insights and contributions to the overall standards development process for what was undoubtedly one of the most difficult technical committee's I have ever worked within. Michael provided timely input and was a valued member of the team, responsible for the overall success.
Mike is a very results-oriented person. He drives hard to meet goals and always delivers above and beyond expectations.
Mike served as an advisor when I was getting DROP Labs off the ground. His counsel was extremely valuable in those early months and since, as he helped influence and shape my thoughts around entrepreneurship and growing my consulting practice. I have found very few like him, who have a deep and nuanced view of emerging technologies and their impact, with a keen ability to distil complex themes in a way the rest of us could understand. He has been a thought leader in mobile and all things digital and continues to be one among a handful of people who I turn to, for counsel.