Chief Technology Officer
As the Chief Technology Officer for EMKS, Michael is responsible for budgeting, acquiring, and managing IT resources and delivering improved business outcomes from our technology management team. With over 40 years of proven engineering and enterprise architecture expertise, he is our CEO’s principal IT advisor who helps establish long term strategic goals, define policies and procedures relating to EMKS’s IT infrastructure, and maintain strategic partner relationships. Michael has proven expertise in many roles, including executive management, program strategy, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, test engineering, system analysis, program and technical management as well as test and evaluation (T&E) management.
Prior to joining EMKS, Michael focused on supporting Healthcare automation initiatives, with his principal customers being the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). He led technical efforts to plan, design, and implement major commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products related to electronic health records (EHRs) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) along with world-wide IT infrastructure and global Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Michael served as Chief Systems Engineer for both the Military Health System (MHS) Chief Information Officer and the Joint Medical Information Systems (JMIS) Program Executive Office (PEO). For MHS, Michael led a system engineering policy and process improvement effort as well as reduced complexity and increased cost savings by identifying key cost drivers and messaging infrastructure redundancy. Likewise, as the Strategic Business Advisor to the Office of the DHA Chief Acquisition Executive, Michael led the policy and procedures development to stabilize the DHA multi-billion dollar per year acquisition portfolio by looking for synergy wherever possible. He also improved interoperability, integration, and health information exchange (HIE) between medical devices and DHA Health IT Portfolio Programs. Michael worked to transform T&E into a risk-driven process to better support acquisition reform initiatives. Michael successfully led a large multi-agency ERP effort for the Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) Program’s Business Transformation Agency (BTA)/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) process implementation.
Michael’s engineering career began in 1974 as a Navy Civilian, where he effectively promoted acquisition system changes to provide testable system designs within Department of Defense (DoD). As a trusted visionary, proven leader, mentor, and change agent with a sterling reputation for integrity, Michael brings an energy of innovation and creativity to every challenge.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems) and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His innate passion for people makes him a superior mentor and leader as well as a world-class problem solver and strategist. Michael has productively led startups and transformed marginal performing business units into highly successful organizations, which is highlighted by his proven track record for providing executive support at all levels.