Mike is the Founder/Chairman CEO of Arena, which applies predictive analytics and machine learning to rewire the labor market around outcomes. Arena is deployed into over 850 healthcare locations that together process approximately 2.6 million unique job applicants per year, or approximately 13% the US healthcare workforce, with clients including Mt Sinai Health System, Sunrise Senior Living, HCR Manorcare, the University of Maryland Medical System, and RWJ Barnabas. When using its technology to predict for retention, Arena has succeeded in reducing employee turnover at every single client, with a median impact of a turnover reduction by 21% at 12 months of deployment and 43% at 24 months. Other outcomes for which Arena’s technology predict include employee engagement, patient experience, time and attendance, and even unique predictions such as sales yield.
Mike is also Founder/Executive Chair of Catalyte, a company that uses predictive analytics and machine learning to build technology workforces for the world’s most progressive companies, with the goal of improving productivity and results of software engineering efforts by removing implicit biases related to race, class, gender, and other factors. Catalyte’s platform identifies the most exceptional individuals without relying on resumes and other poor signals of quality, and unlocks their potential to thrive in technical roles. The company serves Fortune 1000 clients who use Catalyte’s technology and approach to drive their strategies and to build more diverse, capable, and local workforces. Catalyte’s workforce, which today is over 750 people, has historically mirrored the metropolitan areas in which it operates.
Living in Baltimore with family, he has a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from Harvard College.