Mike has a long career in building and managing successful businesses. In 1979, Mike founded Soft-Switch, the leading supplier of software to interconnect electronic mail systems. Soft-Switch was sold to Lotus Development Corporation in the early 1990's, where Mike became CEO. IBM acquired Lotus in 1995, and Mike went on to become a Vice President in the IBM Corporate Strategy Group, and served on the IBM Worldwide Management Council.
Mike has a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from Penn, and was on the faculty at M.I.T. before becoming an entrepreneur. His long-standing interest in scheduling problems is the genesis of Golf Genius Software.
Mike is a member of Merion Golf Club, Saucon Valley Country Club and Sea Oaks Country Club. He is passionate about the game of golf and the camaraderie that it fosters.
Chris comes from the world of financial technology for global financial markets with 20+ years of experience. As the head of product development for Financial Software Systems, Chris led the scaling of the company’s global software operation that resulted in the sale of FSS to ION Trading in 2012. He remained on to run the FSS business unit until 2014.
Chris is a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. His volunteer roles in club governance led him into the club software space where he combines his management experience in commercial software with a life-long love of golf.
Nick Wolfe joined Golf Genius Software in January 2014 as the Vice President of Sales. He has been a PGA Member since 1995, and is an industry veteran with 24 years in the golf business. Nick began his career at Olympia Fields Country Club and Butler National Golf Club, and then moved on to Head Golf Professional positions at Pebble Creek Country Club (OH), Urbana Country Club (OH), and, before joining Golf Genius Software, Waynesborough Country Club (PA).
Nick has won numerous accolades throughout his career, including:
He has been a two-time finalist for the PGA's prestigious National Private Club Merchandiser of the Year and his programs with junior golf have been recognized as “Top 50” in the United States. Nick is also an expert in tournament and event administration.
When not working, Nick enjoys playing golf, watching all kinds of sports, particularly college football, and spending time with his family.
Nick holds a degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in organizational leadership from Urbana University (OH).
Lou is the Vice President of Finance & Administration for Golf Genius Software. He is responsible for all financial, human resources, and administration functions of the company. Lou’s 15+ year career in financial leadership positions in the E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, and Web Services space has focused on helping companies grow and improve through financial and operational excellence. Prior to joining Golf Genius Software, he was Vice President, Divisional CFO for 1&1 Internet Inc., the US division of the World’s 2nd largest Web Services company for small businesses. Prior to 1&1, Lou spent many years with GSI Commerce and following the acquisition by eBay Inc, served as CFO for eBay Enterprise’s Interactive Marketing Division.
Lou holds a degree in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University. Go Nittany Lions and Owls! Lou resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two kids where he is actively involved in the local community. He is an avid sports enthusiast and now spends a lot of time coaching his kid’s numerous sports endeavors. Lou enjoys playing Golf but must admit his short game needs some work.
Alex was the first employee of Golf Genius Software. He met Mike in the early stages of the company in January of 2009, and has worked for the company ever since. Alex gained experience at top software companies Microsoft and Google, and is now focusing his skills on the continued growth of Golf Genius Software’s products. He is originally from Romania where he competed in various national and international computer science competitions. Alex is the recipient of the Bronze Medal - Balkan Olympiad in Informatics 2008, is a Google CodeJam semi-finalist and a TopCoder finalist.
Flavia holds a MSc. degree in Computer Science from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and a BSc. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. She previously worked for Microsoft and is an Apple and Google scholar.
When not writing code, Flavia enjoys blogging and playing tennis.
Craig is responsible for sales outside of the U.S. He has spent the last ten years in the golf business working on innovative ways to increase participation—making the game faster, more fun and more tech friendly. Prior to that, Craig spent the majority of his career in IT supplies distribution, developing channel sales and marketing strategies for large multinationals in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
Away from work, Craig plays as much golf as he can whilst making sure his wife, twin daughters, three dogs, three horses, two donkeys, twelve sheep, and one cat get the attention they need! Craig doesn't play as much golf as he would like but is the organizer of an annual golf trip, which is where he first discovered Golf Genius.
George Hansen has worked at the intersection of financial/economic analysis and data for over 30 years. He specializes in applying data and statistical analysis to decision-making under uncertainty and has held founder/leadership roles in several of the most prestigious financial advisory and consulting firms. A former competitive golfer in his youth, George is motivated to leverage new technologies and the data they produce for the benefit of golf and golfers. He has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Georgia Tech and an MBA, with Distinction from Carnegie-Mellon University’s Tepper School.
Brian specializes in marketing & brand strategy, creative & content development, digital advertising & promotion. He has worked in the sports, entertainment, and technology industries for more than 20 years. Before joining Golf Genius Brian founded his own marketing consultancy, Wolf & Missile, prior he was Senior Director of Global Brand Marketing for the PGA TOUR. While at the TOUR his efforts helped launch the FedExCup and gain golf’s acceptance into the Olympic Games. He rebranded, repositioned and relaunched The Players and The Presidents Cup. His experience also includes marketing leadership roles at Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and EMC.
Brian has created successful strategic business & marketing plans, brand launches, global communications campaigns, digital, social, mobile and national & street level promotions.
He has an Economics degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from George Mason University.