Chief Revenue Officer
Mike is a 25-year Silicon Valley veteran who has built and led sales teams for some of the most accomplished technology companies in the world. Mike has proven success managing and growing sales departments from inception to IPO and beyond.
Prior to joining Cherwell, Mike served as SVP of Sales at Skyhigh Networks, an enterprise Cloud Security Company where he quickly helped rebuild and restructure their go to market motion. Just before that, he served as Chief Revenue Officer for PernixData, building substantial growth that lead to a successful acquisition. He reported to the CEO as one of three executives responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution. Under his leadership, the sales organization grew by 70% over just a couple of quarters.
Before joining PernixData, he was VP of Worldwide Sales for Nimble Storage, where he built the sales team from the ground-up. He joined prior to the company’s beta offering and led the organization to a $300M run rate and 5,000 customers over the course of five years. His leadership culminated in a successful IPO in 2013.
He previously worked as regional VP of Sales for Data Domain where he led the company’s top sales division contributing to an IPO in 2008 and a $2.4 billion acquisition by EMC in 2009.
Mike has also held sales leadership positions at, BlueArc and NetApp.