About Mike

I help companies and their people tell bigger and better stories. Over the course of my career, I’ve held executive roles in the Fortune 50, rolled up my sleeves with early stage startups, and cut my teeth in the world’s biggest PR agencies.

I’ve led global communications teams for high profile, culture shifting businesses at IBM and Alcatel-Lucent (where I co-founded a global movement called Corporate Rebels United). I served as the first Vice President of Brand and Communications at Cloud Foundry Foundation. Most recently, I built and led the category-defining corporate communications function for alternative cloud provider Linode. I currently lead global cloud and developer communications for Akamai, the core of its new Compute business following its acquisition of Linode.

I’ve had the privilege of helping some of the biggest names in technology tell their stories: Dennis Ritchie, Turing Award recipient and creator of the software underpinning of most of the technology we use today; John Patrick, the IBM visionary behind Big Blue’s Next Generation Internet initiatives and leader of the team behind the first ibm.com; Chris Aker, founder of Linode and one of cloud computing’s pioneers; Rob Malda and Jeff Bates, the founders of Slashdot; and Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, the iconic duo at the heart of Atlassian.

Oh, yeah, I also once stood on the Saturday Night Live stage with Chris Farley. 

Over the course of my career, I’ve developed a strong track record as a trusted advisor to corporate senior executives and startup founders; demonstrated the ability to collaborate across functions and internal/external stakeholders; led high performance, globally dispersed teams, agencies and budgets; honed a reputation as a corporate change agent; and tapped into my natural curiosity to quickly understand and translate complex subject matter to help executives hone their messages and craft compelling, creative stories.

I also dabble in the photographic arts. My photographs have been featured in National Geographic “Your Shot” Editor’s Spotlight, Shutterbug Magazine, Hutchinson Tire catalog, PEZ Cycling, Digital SLR Magazine, RealWoman and Outer Banks Realty. Images I’ve created have been used by bands like The Cadillac Three and Barrage8, and the iconic Sound Kitchen recording studio. I also donate my photography skills to support local organizations like the Central Bucks School District, Heritage Conservancy and CB Cares.

Some of the organizations I’ve had the privilege of working with: