Mike WitherspoonFounder and Chairman
Mike spent his rearing years traveling around the world as an Army brat and grew up in Germany, New York, Belgium, Virginia, Oklahoma and Florida. He continued this trend as an adult living in Seattle, Toronto, New Orleans, Charlotte, Thailand, Manhattan and Washington DC before settling permanently in San Francisco a few years ago. Mike started as a baby PriceWaterhouseCoopers management consultant during the dot com boom, sixteen years ago. During the first eight years of his career at PWC and subsequently Searchspace, Mike was a software consultant in the utilities and banking sectors. Following that Mike spent three years in the Salesforce consulting realm at Bluewolf with positions as a solution architect and account executive. In 2008, Mike founded CodeScience initially focusing on solution architecture and now on growing the company. Mike lives in the realm of making decisions when there is no clear path and enjoys working on any complex problem without a correct solution. Second to that, Mike loves watching others succeed. Whether it’s seeing a client’s software product succeed in the marketplace or one of our consultants on stage at a conference or a developer sharing an interesting coding technique she just learned, those are the moments Mike smiles about before going to sleep. Mike loves waking up with a yoga practice followed by breakfast with a friend….followed by an extended pool or costume party and the yearly trips to the desert for Burning Man. After spending a year teaching SCUBA in Thailand and half his vacations in search of tropical fish, you should have no doubt that Mike would rather be underwater than doing anything else. That’s not entirely true, Mike prefers eating cheese and then going for a dive.
This anniversary inspires me to thank Salesforce for providing the canvas on which we’ve built CodeScience.
As CodeScience graduates from the Salesforce Incubator, President Mike Witherspoon shares reflections on our experience.