With a track record of delivering award-winning products in multiple industries, Michael believes rapid change at the intersection of creativity, technology and business always creates new opportunities to innovate. Michael is presently SVP Product Technology for Savvas Learning LLC where he is responsible for development and operations of all customer facing platforms including the industry leading Realize™ ecosystem. Savvas Learning provides educational curriculum products to 40M+ students in over 10,000 school districts in over 125 countries. Michael also serves as Vice-Chairman of IMS Global Learning Consortium, the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact.
Previously, Michael was EVP Product Development and Engineering of LeapFrog Enterprises from 2005-2011, responsible for product strategy and delivering the entire product line of learning toys, mobile platforms and a large library of engaging, multi-platform content apps sold through online and mass retail channels worldwide. LeapFrog’s widely loved brand underwent a significant digital and financial transformation during his tenure there. At Electronics for Imaging, Michael helped grow the company from startup stage to a global leader in digital printing solutions from 1990-2005. EFI’s groundbreaking Fiery print controller product accelerated a digital transformation of the decades old global office equipment industry.
Michael started his career as a software engineer at the NYIT Computer Graphics Lab and a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.