Michael has eleven years of information systems, IT, consulting, and compliance experience. In previous roles, he worked on identifying and implementing general IT systems, applications and business controls in conjunction with external compliance audits.

Michael is currently the Chief Security & Compliance Officer at LightEdge. He has worked extensively with the Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Government, and Regulated SaaS verticals. He areas of expertise span cybersecurity, compliance auditability & regulatory concerns, social engineering, business continuity, and risk assessment & management.

He has been featured in many publications, including the Kansas City Business Journal, Midlands Business Journal, and Omaha World Herald most recently. He is also a well-versed public speaker on security, IT risk, compliance, and social engineering. Michael enjoys sharing best practices and lessons learned in this space at industry conferences and through webinars. You can check out his latest session with the Kansas City Tech Council here.

On top of his busy schedule, Michael always finds time to spend with his family.