Michael has worked in Information Technology for over 21 years in both leadership and individual contributor roles. Prior to Kaminario he worked for Oracle in a pre-sales role in the Engineered Systems group serving as a database and storage specialist, and he also worked for Oracle Platinum Partner Actifio as a database and DevOps pre-sales consultant.  Prior to Oracle and Actifio he worked for HP as a pre-sales Enterprise Architect.  However he has spent most of his career as a technology consumer.  Before HP he ran Midrange Engineering for Southwest Airlines where he was responsible for UNIX/Linux and enterprise storage engineering and support plus he was responsible for various projects including defining a strategy around automation and consolidation through IaaS.  Prior to Southwest Michael was the Director of Infrastructure for Parago Inc. and prior to that he worked as a consultant.