Michael has been building things on the web since 1995. He spent his early career as a hardware engineer designing circuit boards at Alcatel and processors at IBM. Michael returned to software (and the web!) in 2007 after discovering Ruby on Rails. Michael holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from NC State University. In 2009, Michael co-founded Chargify, the leading subscription billing management platform for B2B SaaS, with Lance Walley and Siamak Taghaddos under virtual phone service company Grasshopper. Michael continues to serve as Chief Technical Officer for Chargify.