Michael joined ProAssurance as Group Technology Officer in 2013. In January 2014 he became CTO of ProAssurance, a predominantly healthcare liability insurance group committed to treating all fairly. Prior to ProAssurance, Michael spent much of his career in financial services. He was CTO for Sungard Asset management, a technology provider for global financial institutions. Michael’s diverse experience includes Fiserv, EPL, Macromedia, Ernst and Young, Fidelity Investments, and Electronic Data Systems. During the 1990s Michael served as a contract CIO/CTO while with Ernst & Young LLP. He helped create and augment e-companies in numerous industries, including financial services, healthcare, airline, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications. Michael’s consultant roles involved diverse matters such as IPO filings, business strategy, and process reengineering. A significant focus in Michael’s career has been operating large and complex systems, using numerous methodologies to assess the risk of business systems and create approaches to mitigate risk. All methods have been implemented and tested in numerous environments—including Electronic Data Systems Information Management Center (IMC). His consistent results: enhanced operational efficiency with lowered risk. Michael received a BAAS in Training and Development and an MBA in Business Finance from the University of North Texas. He also served for six years in the United States Marine Corps.