“. . . able to motivate the engineering teams under him to accomplish goals no one believed were possible”
I have been working with Michael Marmor since 1998. During that time, he has served at various times as a supervisor, a mentor, a colleague, and a consultant. We have worked together to create startups, resurrect agencies in crisis, and make a dramatic positive impact on a variety of organizations.
During our time at Exceed Communications International in the late 1990s to mid-2000s, Michael was my direct supervisor in both our New York City headquarters and Hyderabad, India software development center. He was an outstanding thought leader and mentor. He was able to motivate the engineering teams under him to accomplish goals no one believed were possible. I always felt during that time that I was able to reach a much higher standard when working with him, and this has served me well throughout my career.
After Exceed, we maintained contact for several years and used each other as technical advisors. Eventually, I joined The Keffi Group, where Michael was leading the technology efforts for this newly founded private equity firm. While there, among other things, Michael’s team in India designed and built a complex software system for the telecom industry. This project was on behalf of one of the firm’s investors and used Michael’s hand-picked team of software engineering staff based in New Delhi. The software Michael’s team created ended up being one of the most valuable market differentiators for the company, prominently highlighted in sales and investor marketing efforts.
During his time at the Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan, I maintained contact with Michael. He transformed the IT department of this newly formed college from a procurement focused, non-technical group to one that focused on implementing appropriate technologies that could provide genuine value to the teaching and learning effort.
In my role as the Director of Global Infrastructure at the International Rescue Committee, the IT department engaged Michael in various diverse projects. He led a challenging discovery project to save a software project in crisis in our Silver Spring office. Thanks to Michael’s careful research and insight, the project got back on track and in the hands of a skilled outsourced software development partner. He also became involved in sensitive discovery and negotiations with a national cloud vendor used by all of our US Resettlement Offices. His calm manner and insights kept the meetings focused and productive. IRC also engaged him in a series of technology audits and successfully used his analysis to establish a baseline and develop improvement roadmaps.
Few people have the depth of software engineering, business, and overseas experience that Michael has. As a technologist, a leader, and a creative thinker, I can confidently recommend Michael, and I urge you to consider engaging him to work on your software projects.