Michael Bayer has more than 20 years of expertise in finance, operations, technology and business development primarily for venture-backed technology companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Wasabi Technologies, a provider of high performance cloud storage, and he was recently honored as a Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year.
Michaels past experience includes CFO roles at organizations including ecommerce innovator MotherNature.com, where he managed the firm’s IPO; optical networking company LightChip and storage appliance vendor Revivio, where he managed their acquisitions; iZotope, a provider of software and solutions for the audio industry; and a number of other companies across a wide array of technologies including software, mobile, ecommerce, healthcare information and cleantech. Bayer also co-founded RPM Communications, where he led the launch of a 100,000-user mobile social network. He began his career as a financial and investment consultant at BDO Seidman, and he also served in financial management roles at Avery Dennison.
Currently, Michael is a member of the Steering Committee for The CFO Leadership Council, where he chaired the 2014 CFO Technology Conference. In the past, he was also a Clean Energy Fellow with the New England Clean Energy Council. A chartered financial analyst (CFA), Michael holds an MBA from Cornell University, where he was an Albert Fried, Jr. Fellow and a Bachelor of Science from Babson College. He also studied Computer Science and Economics at Brandeis University.