“We are really excited to have Mike on board. His first task has been defining the base criteria for our software to function across state lines along with the process to manage those criteria. As he solidifies this process his role will switch to compliance on that functionality and he will start looking at privacy issues as they relate to handling highly sensitive personal data. As a startup we are involving Mike in all aspects of the business, from logistics (desk swapping) to meeting ret. Chief Justice Dan Wathen – who Mike will be interviewing for a future blog post.”
Founder and CEO
Mike, 30, will be entering his final year of law school this fall at the University of Maine School of Law. He is also a 2008 graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he majored in government and minored in finance. Mike began his professional career as a government consultant in Washington, DC before deciding to move home to Maine in 2010 in order to begin a career in the insurance industry. In law school, Mike has focused his studies on information privacy and security law. This past Spring, he externed at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he was primarily responsible for writing updated textbook material on the EU’s new privacy regime, the GDPR. While at the IAPP, he also became a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and is currently studying to become a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). Mike’s hobbies include coaching basketball, cooking, singing (he was in an a cappella group in college!), attempting to play the guitar, and enjoying Maine’s local craft beer scene. Mike and his fiancé Emily are both natives of Brunswick, Maine and currently reside in Portland.