Mike is a board member, advisor and investor driving transformation across multiple security disciplines. Mike’s passion and mission is to enable Digital Trust, responsible innovation, resiliency, and expanded data and digital capabilities across healthcare, biopharmaceuticals, and life sciences. Data and digital advancements across life sciences present new and unique challenges across privacy, security, ethical, and reputational risk areas. Digital Trust capabilities, platforms, and services must be built and expanded to reflect these critical shifts in business models.

Mike was appointed Takeda’s first Chief Digital Trust Officer in April 2022, since joining as Chief Information Security Officer in August 2018. In this role Mike was accountable to ensure Takeda meets its critically important security and trust responsibilities, as deeply embedded and as consistently as possible, in a rapidly disruptive landscape of data, digital and technology innovation across healthcare. Mike and his team extended the information security and risk foundation so the focus of protection could shift to enabling and assuring Trust, Resiliency & Sustainability. As healthcare continues to extend data and digital products to providers, patients, caregivers, and other external stakeholders, the "users" now number in the tens of millions. Trust and reputation are directly linked to these digital engagements.

Prior to joining Takeda, Mike was CISO at Allergan plc and before that, VP, Information Security Assurance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He has led due diligence and integration efforts for more than 50 acquisition and divesture transactions throughout his career, including four major acquisitions and one significant divestiture each valued at more than $40 billion.

Mike was enshrined into the CSO Hall of Fame in 2021, recognized within HMG Strategy’s 2020 Global Technology Executives That Matter and 2019’s 100 Technology Executives to Watch and was awarded Information Security Executive of the Year within the Northeast region and Healthcare industry in 2020 and 2015. He is a regular speaker, author, and expert panelist on digital trust, information risk, healthcare resiliency and cybersecurity. Mike passionately advocates cross-industry sharing and collaboration and has served on the Board of Directors for the Health Information Security & Analysis Center (Health ISAC) since 2016. Mike is a venture capital board advisor for Cyberstarts, and sits on the executive advisory boards for Okta, Armis and Palo Alto.

Mike completed graduate MBA studies at St. Joseph’s University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Mike is based in Boston, MA USA.