Mike co-founded Foundry in 2008 with Bill Nordwall with the goal of surrounding himself with talented and creative people in order to produce elegant solutions for very real, everyday problems. That is where his focus remains.
After graduating from Princeton University, Mike began his career in publishing in New York. Suspecting that there may be something to this internet-thing, Mike moved to Seattle where he became an early employee at Expedia. There he founded the Partner Marketing team, managed media sales, opened Expedia’s Honolulu office, and eventually oversaw Market Management for the West Coast. In 2005, Mike joined Expedia’s founder to help launch Zillow, where he oversaw advertising and established Zillow's New York office. After leaving Zillow, Mike joined Google’s Seattle office working on gaming and travel accounts.
Mike lives on Mercer Island, where he and his wife Janet are preparing to be empty-nesters. When he is not cheering at a swim meet, he enjoys cooking, eating, and considering if he should get into pickleball.