Mike is co-founder and CCO at BACS Consulting Group. Mike has over 20 years in the IT field both on the technical and business end of technology which allows him to see the “big picture” when it comes to how technology and business interact and the value it brings to our clients. Mike understands and focuses on how technology works for the client and not the other way around. He is an expert at designing technology solutions for clients with the vision to take into account where the company is going, one size does not fit all, and at the core of any solution is the clients themselves.
Before starting BACS, Mike was at Cisco Systems, Inc. in both a senior technical and business role for 15 years. In the technology side Mike was the Windows server team lead, technically leading a team of 10+ System Administrators managing over 3000 servers, traveling the world doing company acquisitions, and the lead architect on a completely automated operating system deployment mechanism that was used worldwide to deploy all Microsoft operating systems globally. Later in his time at Cisco Mike was a Program Manager managing a team that set Cisco server standards for all hardware purchases throughout the Enterprise. Mike’s last period of time at Cisco he was transitioned into a complete business role, becoming the lead manager for large software, hardware and support agreements for internal business and IT use. Mike closed numerous large agreements including multimillion dollar deals with Oracle, Symantec, Adobe, and Iron Mountain just to name a few. Mike’s deep understanding of technology, mirrored with his sharp vendor management skills, saved Cisco tens of millions of dollars and made him once again a team lead area before his departure.
Mike has a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Mike’s focus was on pharmaceutical research and drug development working his first years out of college at a Biotech firm, taking additional classes in pharmacology and getting published in a Biomedical journal. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter whether it is traveling as a family, doing local activities in the area or just lounging around. Mike on his free time is an avid RC car hobbyist, maintains a high bowling average, and is a huge movie buff.