As head of Information Security, Mike is charged with developing and implementing the company-wide information security program to protect enterprise systems and assets from internal/external threats while supporting ASCAP’s cloud roadmap and working closely with the data engineering, software development and infrastructure platform teams.
A technology evangelist with experience reaching back to the earliest days of the internet and the birth of ecommerce (he and his team built, launched and supported starbucks.com in 1998), Mike has been leading the digital transformation of globally renowned brands such as Sony Playstation, Macy’s, nVidia, KLM and many others. Before joining ASCAP, he was the Director of Information Security, Enterprise Architecture and DevOps teams for Marvel Entertainment.
Prior to Marvel, Mike has held leadership roles in financial services with hedge fund AQR Capital as Vice President in the Information Technology Group and prior to that as Manager of the Enterprise Server Platform for the CME Group. Earlier roles performed while living abroad in Europe saw him designing and hardening critical energy sector infrastructure for Nuon and RWE, authoring Rabobank’s first global trading technology vision document, creating the world’s first bank MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) as well as delivering a security audit of the euro printing facilities for Royal Johan Enschedé (founded in Haarlem, Netherlands in 1703) to renew their accreditation with the European Central Bank.
Mike received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and Master’s degree from Stanford University. He is the author of Cisco Internet Applications and Solutions (Cisco Press, 2002) and recently joined NYU as an Adjunct Professor Teaching infosec to graduate students for the Computer Science and Engineering department.