Michael Tilson President

Michael Tilson has been a hands-on local entrepreneur, a public company executive, and a CEO of a mid-size business.  He began his career as a software engineer, and rose to head a respected company that provided development services and consulting to major organizations such as IBM. He has twice been CEO of a company that was successfully sold, and he has served on the integration team for a number of corporate acquisitions. As an entrepreneur he has been a hands-on founder of several startup ventures. He has a diverse general management background and has also maintained a management consulting practice.

Mike educational background includes a B.Sc. in Physics & Mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. He moved to Santa Cruz in 1991.

Mike knows what it feels like to close a big deal and he also knows what it feels like to face making the next payroll. He brings not only a depth of practical experience but also empathy for the issues business owners face.

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