Chairman of the Board
Mike is a former Texas Instruments’ Vice President. He worked for Texas Instruments (TI) for 28 years and managed many aspects of TI’s analog and mixed-signal semiconductor business. Since retiring, he has been closely involved with many startup companies and is presently on the board of 3 early stage companies: Faradox in Austin, TX, ErgoNurse in Frisco, TX and Cymbet in Minneapolis, MN. Mike is also President and Founder of Vital Art and Science Incorporated, an early stage medical equipment start-up company focused on providing home-based vision function testing for tracking of degenerative diseases of the eye, including Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.
He is also co-founder and Chairman of the North Texas Angel Network (NTAN) and has considerable experience with new business ventures and startups. NTAN has the goal to identify and fund promising early stage technology companies. NTAN currently has 40 accredited investor members.
Mike graduated in 1976 from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering Degree, and received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from SMU in 1979.