As the CEO, Michael is responsible for the growth of the company and its line of mobile apps. He also oversees all aspects of the business including operations, finance, marketing and human resources.
Michael is a software engineer who started his first company while still in college taking programming courses at Stephen F. Austin University. That software company eventually became MSR Development Corp., which he sold to iOmega in 1996.
After the MSR’s sale, Michael then joined several technology companies as a senior-level executive that included stints at iOmega, Fracta Networks, Inevitable Entertainment, SimDesk Technologies and finally, Dresser Wayne. His leadership role at Dresser Wayne brought him to travel internationally across Asia and Europe. He also lived in China to train the company’s Chinese software engineers. In early 2011, he left Dresser Wayne after it was bought out by GE.
Due to a family tragedy, Michael decided to take time off and work from home as a consultant while honing his skills as an Android app developer. During this time, Michael met with Anton Weber, whom he worked with at MSR years earlier, and they decided to start Gizmoquip.