At AlphaLab, Mike works closely with AlphaLab companies to help formulate their product and business strategies. He provides insight to companies about technology trends, competitive/market research, and user feedback/testing. Mike also assists with managing the technical resources at AlphaLab, as well as participates in management of AlphaLab operations including facility management, event production, and the application process.
Prior to joining the AlphaLab team of Innovation Works, Mike served as an information systems technologist for the Pittsburgh Technology Council where his responsibilities include database administration, technical architecture and systems management. Mike also has held a variety of consulting, technical and management positions, and he has significant experience working with large database implementations from both the development and administration perspectives. His previous employment experience includes Pittsburgh-based Yanni Partners where he served as a Manager of Information Systems and Unisys Corporation in Blue Bell, PA as a senior consultant.
Mike holds a bachelor of science in management information systems from The Pennsylvania State University, Behrend College. He is also a co-founder of Pittsburgh Bloggers and is a volunteer organizer with Podcamp Pittsburgh.