Prior to joining Parallels Michael was one of a select group of only 22 Technical Fellows at Microsoft Corporation recognized as being instrumental in developing and driving technical strategies for Microsoft and the technology industry. Michael was also founder and CTO of Web5 in addition to his 20+ years at Microsoft. Michael will serve Parallels as its technical visionary and evangelist, driving alignment across the entire cloud automation product line and guiding engineering efforts throughout the company. He will focus on making Parallels Automation the platform of choice for medium and large service providers, while identifying next-generation features and functionality. He will work closely with the CEO, SVP of Engineering and board of directors and executives across the company to ensure technical strategy aligns with Parallels’ broader vision and customer requirements. Michael is inventor or co-inventor of 19 issued patents and brings a deep technology background to Parallels.