Mike, an innovator in the media & entertainment and technology space, has split his career between major studios (Fox & Warner Bros) and innovative start-ups that have revolutionized the Internet (Netscape & YEKRA). He deeply believes that a better distribution channel will incentivize creators to develop quality content, while paving the way for consumers to discover and access the right content. As CTO for YEKRA, Mike is responsible for the overall technology vision, including product and business development.
Mike is also a Lecturer at USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Technology Program and Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering teaching enterprise systems, digital entrepreneurship and innovation.
Prior to YEKRA and USC, he spent the previous decade at Fox and Warner Bros, as a VP of Technology and Director; Netscape as a Technology Evangelist; and CTO/VP Technology for various Internet/software companies.
Mike has spoken globally on Internet technologies at major conferences across the United States and Europe.
Mike resides in greater Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and son. He hold bachelors degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.