Michael is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Database Technologies (DBT), Ntirety and his newest venture LicenseFortress. DBT experienced triple-digit growth and was recognized by Deloitte & Touche as the 51st fastest growing technology company in the U.S. and was sold to Level 3 Communications. Ntirety was one of the first Managed Service companies focused on Database Services and was sold to HOSTING. In 2017, Michael was recognized as #42 of the top 100 most influential people in the “cloud industry.” He is also a recognized Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Oracle ACE, and VMware vExpert.
Michael is a Past President of the Independent Oracle Users Group, Founder of the Professional Association of SQL Server, and current President of the IOUG VMware SIG. Michael is the original Oracle Press author, a regular columnist for the Big Data Quarterly and his newest book is Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right from VMware Press.