Mike began his career as a Programmer/Project Manager for Walker Bank (Western Bancorporation) in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Mechanical Engineer by training (University of Utah) his software development ability led him to be part of an IBM Development team that developed one of the first bank applications for IBM’s high-speed Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) readers. That application became one of the standard check processing systems utilized throughout the entire Western Bancorporation organization (13 Western states with over 50 banks). He joined Systematics, Inc, Little Rock, Arkansas in 1977 and began a 22 year career with that company. During that time he worked in software implementation, Operations Management, and Sales and Marketing Management. He was President of the Healthcare Division and served as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. After retiring from Alltel Information Services (Systematics, Inc.), he joined Mediware (MEDW) as CEO. That company provides software for the Medical Community for Blood Bank Management, Hospital Pharmacy, and Operations Room Scheduling. He retired from that Company after two years and has since been involved in private investment in technology companies and as an investor in community banks. He is currently a Board Member of Delta Trust and Bank in Little Rock Arkansas.