Michael leads Appian’s technology vision as Chief Technology Officer He has served on multiple boards including Appian’s Board of Directors, the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Virginia’s Computer Science Department, and has served on the University of Maryland Advisory Board in Computing. He also advises a variety of other groups including 1843Capital, CNAS, AppianWOMEN and the AppianPRIDE affinity groups. Michael has appeared as an invited speaker at industry conferences and featured podcasts across the globe.
Prior to founding Appian in 1999, he was a Product Manager and led industry analyst relations at Microstrategy Inc. He holds an AB in Government from Dartmouth College. Michael was born in Chicago, is a lifelong Cubs fan, and currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife Ana Echemendia.