Mike is a user experience professional, advisor and entrepreneur. With a background in interaction design, visual design and product development, Mike has developed and improved products for over 14 years. His experience in creating multidisciplinary strategies and tactics to solve research, design, and differentiation problems has repeatedly lead to positive results.
Most recently Mike was the VP of User Experience and Design for Myspace. In this role, Mike was at the forefront of developing contextually appropriate methods towards attracting and developing top talent, user research, interface standards and improving the product experience. This served as the foundation for moving the offering from the legacy social network to a social entertainment destination.
The majority of Mike’s 12 years of leading companies in the area of User Experience has been in and around Silicon Valley for companies such as Aol, Intuit, TechTV and numerous startups. While he has a global presence in the greater Product Design community, his home and heart is in Los Angeles. He is actively involved with the local startup community as the founder of Twiistup which he sold in 2009 but continues to thrive in LA.