Vice President, Information Technology
Michael is a global, strategic information technology and operations executive with a successful track record in transforming organizations through change management, organizational structuring, conflict resolution, ITIL and IT Operations, and continuous improvement. Prior to joining Davidson in fall 2019, he served as director of IT service management at Scientific Games, where he built a support organization to increase and improve the service management capabilities for North America and Latin America corporate IT support through process standardization and metrics. Previously, he was vice president of IT services at Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, where he oversaw the 24×7 Tier 1 technology support for 42 manufacturing plants, 4 corporate offices and more than 400 remote sales personnel; managing technology lifecycle management, all end-user hardware and software purchasing, and mobile technology. He has also held operational leadership positions at The Weather Channel, Atlanta Public Schools, Fiserv, EarthLink and CIBA Vision. Michael holds an MBA in Business from University of Georgia – Terry College of Business as well as a B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University.