Former CTO of Illinois

Mike is a noted technology leader focused on emerging technologies, strategy execution and business growth and expansion. Mike is currently Chief Client Officer (CCO) for GovTech leader, PayIt, LLC, where he drives product strategy, client success, business expansion and industry evangelism. Prior to joining PayIt in 2018 Mike served as the first state-wide CTO for the State of Illinois. There he was responsible for Technology Strategy Execution for the State.

Prior to the CTO role for Illinois, Mike served as President and CEO of Healthcare Technology leader, CellTrak Technologies, Inc. and VP & GM / Corporate CIO for Federal Signal Corporation. Mike has also helped incubate and launch multiple successful advanced technology companies over the past 30 years. Mike is a founding member of the Illinois Blockchain Initiative (IBI), helped support the launch the Chicago Blockchain Center and served as a member of the Illinois Legislative Taskforce for Blockchain which published its final report in January of 2018. Mike also served on the Electronic Driver’s License Taskforce for Illinois and helped launch its IT Transformation, MobileFIRST, AnalyticsFIRST, CloudFIRST and Illinois’ IoT/Smart State initiatives.

Mike has a diploma in Management from Aurora University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Governors State University and completed his Executive Masters Business Education as a graduate of the Kellogg Management Institute (KMI) at Northwestern University’s Graduate School of Management.