Mike Levine • Chief Executive Officer

Mike Levine, CEOMike Levine brings more than 25 years of Executive Leadership, Marketing, Business Development and Direct & Channel Sales experience in the software industry to his role as CEO of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, where he oversees all aspects of operations.   A proven entrepreneur and successful business builder, Mike is a target driven President/CEO and has a diverse background with a variety of “Information Technology” company cultures ranging from Owner/Founder to PE growth capital to Fortune 500 publicly held corporations.

A dynamic leader with a proven track record of success building high performing, customer-centric and metrics driven teams, Mike has successfully launched organizations from startup and re-engineered existing sales and marketing forces yielding higher productivity, efficiency and results while consistently surpassing revenue and EBITDA goals.  He has directly managed software research and development (R&D) and Finance functions and has built and managed publicly traded global sales and professional services organizations with annual revenues exceeding $100 Million and provided significant EBITDA returns to shareholders.

As President/CEO of a number of top companies, he owned the value creation and managed successful M&A activity with public, owner/founder and Private Equity firms.  Prior to his role as President and CEO of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, Mike held a number of leadership positions at companies throughout the country, including serving as CEO of  Flywheel (Dallas, Texas); President of bibliotheca (Atlanta, Georgia); CEO of AssetPoint (Greenville, SC); CEO of RedHawk Communications (Eatontown, NJ) and the General Manager & EVP Global Sales and Professional Services at Brio Software (Santa Clara, CA) and President of ADP Financial Services (Parsippany, New Jersey), among others.

An active member of the community, Mike serves as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of organizations throughout the region, including EURO Auto Festival, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and the Hilton Head Councours d’Elegance.  He received an Executive Degree in Finance from Columbia University in the City of New York, and his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Miami.