In 2008, Mike co-founded NoCoAds, a local (Northern Colorado)
advertising network that allows local businesses to do local targeted
advertising for a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising.
In August 2009, Mike began work on his first book, “50 Interviews:
with Successful Property Managers”. Volume 1 was published in February
2010 and Volume 2 was published in April 2010.
Mike graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), with
a degree in Applied Physics and Information Science. His Master of
Business Administration (MBA) was from the University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA), with an emphasis in Computer Systems.
Levy Consulting's Qualifications
* Over 24 years of software development and management experience.
* Grew a software R&D organization from 15 engineers to over 85 engineers in just a few years.
* Successfully managed the development of one of Hewlett-Packard's most successful
software products ($150M software organization).
* Over 16 years of international management experience.
* Experience in R&D, Marketing, and Information Technology (I.T.).
Biographical Sketch: Mike Levy, President
Mike is an executive level Software R&D Lab Manager most recently with
Hewlett-Packard where he made substantial contributions in the area of new
product development. Mike managed up to 100 engineers and their managers,
and a $15M annual budget. He has a proven track record of industry
leading new product development from inception to product release. Mike
successfully managed the development of multiple releases of many of HP's most successful
Mike also has 16 years of international management experience, including four
years working in Bristol, England where he managed an I.T.
organization of over 100 engineers and managers responsible for the development
and support of all the I.T. systems for a Customer Support Business Unit in
EMEA. While in Bristol,
Mike led the effort to implement a new software development methodology within
the organization using a very effective management of change (MOC) process.
Mike's expertise in new product development extends through all phases from
definition to product release, including working with contractors and
consultants for various project tasks. Historically, Mike has been valued
as someone who is results oriented and delivers on commitments.
Mike's career has included the development of software products for external
and internal use. His R&D management experience not only includes
development, but also testing, engineering services, and current product
engineering. In addition to managing the development of numerous software
products, Mike has also held leadership positions in Marketing where he managed
the product marketing activities for HP's OpenView Network Node Manager product
as well as the introduction of the first software products for a new personal
computer. Additionally, he was the product manager for the Microsoft
account and HP's New Wave product family. Mike also has extensive
experience in I.T., most recently as the Global I.T. Manager for HP's Consulting
Business unit. During his tenure in this role, he also led the deployment
of a major SAP-based Engagement Management System. Mike also has
experience in manufacturing and quality information systems, and has designed
and written a new production planning system for a Calculator Products
Division. He also has designed and developed numerous quality control
Mike led the R&D team to develop major enhancements to an MRP (Materials
Requirements Planning) software application, one of the top selling
applications for a major mini-computer manufacturer.
Mike also managed the R&D lab for a $150M software organization. He
was responsible for managing the development and release of the largest product
release in the 10-year history of HP's OpenView Network Node Manager
product. Both schedule and budget expectations were met. Mike grew
this R&D organization from 15 engineers to over 85 engineers in just a few
years. Mike's vision and leadership was a major factor in this level of
Mike graduated from the University
of California, San Diego
(UCSD), with a degree in Applied Physics and Information Science. His
Master of Business Administration (MBA) was from the University
of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with an emphasis in
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