Director Quality Engineering and Automation
Mike has twenty-plus years of quality experience in roles that include: director of QA/QE, management of large testing projects, automation framework and solution architect, and pre-sales support. His passion is building and advancing quality within organizations that appreciate progressive concepts and best practices.
Mike joined Applause in December of 2020. Prior to this, he worked as director of consulting services at CGI in Austin, TX, an IT tech and services firm that is among the largest of its kind in the world. At CGI, among other duties, he defined agile test methodologies, architected several automation frameworks, built testing CoEs as part of an onshore/offshore delivery model, and has consulted with various companies across multiple industry verticals to help transform their QA/testing groups and approach into highly functioning Quality Engineers as part of an overall shift-left strategy.
Mike has a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University. When he’s not working, Mike enjoys coaching football and other sports with his children, is an avid gamer, and a student of jujitsu.