Once upon a time, a 12-year-old boy with a 15-inch CRT monitor and a 56k modem decided to set up shop making websites for local businesses. That preteen startup upstart has come a long, long way since then, and his passion for startups and people who dare to dream is still going strong.
Mike’s own dreamer’s spirit and multifaceted skillset—a unique combination of engineering expertise, product development knowhow and entrepreneurial skill—have helped him develop a perfect perspective on the unique needs of young startup enterprises. His method includes devoting personal attention to engineering management, a work style that enables him to jumpstart teams and lead them through robust periods of rapid growth.
Before founding Mike Chang Consulting, Mike was VP of Engineering at Pingpad—a bot-augmented wiki for enterprise teams. His engineering leadership enabled Pingpad to successfully navigate around the rise of Slack, as the company pivoted from mobile apps. Funding for Pingpad came from 500 Startups, CrunchFund, Floodgate and Greylock.
Earlier, Mike held an engineering leadership position at E la Carte, the leader in restaurant pay-at-table systems, funded by Y Combinator and Intel Capital. During Mike’s tenure, E la Carte experienced hyper-growth, engaging in new rounds of funding and expanding exponentially in headcount.
Mike also led the development of Presto tablets software and held various engineering roles at Cisco, Electronic Arts, and Zoosk. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.