Michael Xenakis has more than 25 years of experience building software and leading teams in the web, native mobile, and connected car spaces. Working with a wide variety of clients and globally distributed teams, Michael has excelled at quickly mastering distinct domain expertise while developing highly collaborative teams. With 12+ years as a front-line engineer and architect, Michael has served as an integral conduit between technical and non-technical teams and stakeholders.
Prior to AIM, Michael was Principal Technical Program Manager with Xevo, Inc. where he managed the marketplace programs for Ford, Nissan, and Toyota of Australia, providing strategic direction on feature roadmaps and cross-functional team leadership for cloud-driven, in-vehicle software releases. Prior to Xevo, Michael was a Senior Engagement Manager with Deloitte Digital (formerly übermind, inc.), where he developed software and led teams, delivering solutions to a wide portfolio of customers.
A Jersey native, Michael attended Rutgers University where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Economics. The Pacific Northwest captured his heart during a business trip and he relocated to Seattle in 1997. He later went on to earn Master’s degrees from the University of Washington in Public Administration and Urban Planning, focusing on estimation biases that lead large projects to be systematically over budget and delivered late.
Outside work, Michael, his wife, and three children enjoy a balanced life of home-making, city-living, camping, mountain sports, and travel.
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