Michael has over 20 years of experience as a software entrepreneur. Michael has founded two startups, Watchfire and Blaze, which were acquired by IBM and Akamai respectively. He sits on the board of five startups, advises two venture funds and is a partner in Fundfire, a seed investment fund. Michael is also a board member of the Youth Services Bureau Charitable Foundation of Ottawa.
Michael is currently the CEO of Clearwater, a mobile medical device company. See www.clearwaterclinical.com for more information.
From 2010-2012, Michael was the co-founder and CEO of Blaze. Blaze was a Website acceleration service that was acquired by Akamai in 2012. At Akamai, Michael served as a Vice President in the Web Experience product group, helping to integrate Blaze and assist with other new product introductions.
From 1996-2007, Michael was the Founder, Chairman and CTO of Watchfire. Watchfire was the largest provider of Web Application Security testing software. Watchfire was acquired by IBM in 2007. Michael remained for 3 years at IBM and was responsible for the Security and Cloud product lines in the Rational Software division.
Michael holds a B.S. in engineering from Queens University. He enjoys running, biking, skiing and other outdoor activities.