Michael is the CTO of Photobucket.com. He is responsible for all aspects of technical operations and software development for Photobucket and all of its web and mobile services. He returned to Photobucket in 2012 after having built the startup SafetyWeb.com which was a cloud based security product to help families learn what their children were doing on social media and mobile devices and provide alerts. SafetyWeb was acquired by Experian in 2011. Prior to SafetyWeb, Michael was the first executive hire and architect as Photobucket and scaled their infrastructure to accommodate > 110 million registered users with over 12 billion images. He built the development, operations and customer support teams to keep up with the growth and helped lead Photobucket to a exit to News Corporation.
Michael has also held positions at NetApp, led development for solid state storage as TiGi, built a telecom engineering organization at TouchAmerica, and helped build Citrix’s consulting services organization. He has over 15 years of direct experience building scalable systems. Michael holds a B.A. from the University of Denver.
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Anthony is a dynamic and results-focused leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in building communities, teams, revenues, profits, and business growth. He enjoys working with people that are passionate, empathetic, smart and innovative. Anthony follows simple rules: treat others as you want to be treated, listen attentively, learn from your failures, and celebrate your successes and be thankful. Anthony has been very fortunate to be a part of eight start-ups, two of which he co-founded. Currently he is focusing his energy with his partner on growing the second venture, eIntero, an online marketplace for software development. Outside of his faith, family, and friends, pioneering new beginnings is his passion. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @eIntero
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Our monthly fireside chat interviews and startup mixers provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.