Michael has applied innovative science to solving merchandising and supply chain challenges throughout his 25-year career. He is the President & Founder of SignalDemand, which he started in 2004 with Dr. Hau Lee of Stanford University. His extensive industry experience includes co-founding DemandTec (Nasdaq: DMAN), the largest provider of Consumer Demand Management (CDM) software for retail price and promotion optimization. Prior to DemandTec, he held executive positions at Evant (sold to Manhattan Associates), a supply chain optimization software company; and consulting positions at Deloitte Consulting and Accenture. Michael’s expertise includes the development and application of analytical software tools for manufacturers and retailers, with a focus on empirical approaches to decision-making.
Michael holds several patents in related fields. He recevied an M.B.A. from the J.B. Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the University of Florida. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Meat Institute (AMI).