His background includes more than 25 years of experience in high-tech marketing, business development, public relations and journalism. Mike has worked with a broad range of electronics industry leaders and start-up companies. He spent ten years at Cadence Design Systems, overseeing the $1 billion firm’s global PR program and helping establish it as one of the world’s premier high-tech companies. He managed communications for start-up Gateway Design Automation until its merger with Cadence. Mike also worked at PC Week Magazine and as a journalist at daily newspapers in Boston and Houston, winning several Associated Press awards.
Mike SottakWired Island
Mike founded Wired Island in 1998 with Toni Sottak. The vision for the company was to make high-quality, senior-level PR consulting services available to technology companies in a flexible, cost-effective way. He built and managed the company for 17 years, serving almost 100 clients. Today, he continues to guide Wired Island as an advisor.