Michael Ward Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael is a social entrepreneur eliminating the digital divide, the technology skills gap, and expanding socioeconomic development of underserved communities.


Originally from Miami, FL, Michael began his tech career at Oracle in enterprise sales, focusing on cloud and on-premise frontend and backend technologies. During his time at Oracle, Michael also led their Black employee resource group, African-American Business Leaders for Excellence (ABLE), which focused on the upward mobility of Oracle Black employees living in the United States, Canada, and Brazil.


After Oracle, Michael transitioned to Automatic Data Processing (ADP) where he learned the impact human capital management (HCM) has on a company’s sustainability, culture, and productivity. Michael also spent some time in Austin’s start-up ecosystem, handling operations and channels sales for Primal7. Before starting his tech journey, Michael earned a double degree in political science and global studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Michael is happily married, a Tar Heel and Miami Heat fan, loves to travel, and eat good food made with love.

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