Mike has 17 years of international consulting and product development experience focusing on first of kind, game changing technology solutions with a focus on the property & casualty insurance industry, where he holds numerous patents.
Mike became a partner at Future Partners, a Silicon Valley Innovation firm, in 2013. Today he teaches Rapid Ingenuity Practices to Future and mach49 clients around the world.
Mike was an intrapreneur at Guidewire Software for 7 years where he co-founded a Big Data business to provide insurance executives with instant, real-time access to their data and industry data for benchmarking, strategic planning, performance analysis, and catastrophe response. Previously he was responsible for opening up markets to Guidewire in Europe and China.
Mike was responsible for the multi-national development of the world’s most effective claims management system at USAA in San Antonio, Texas where he worked for 3 years. Mike spent five years—including the dot com boom—as a globetrotting programmer designing and implementing web infrastructures for IBM clients around the world.
Mike holds a BSc in Geography from the University of St. Andrews.