Mike is the President and CEO of Picarro, Inc., the world’s leading provider of scientific instruments for carbon, water and nitrogen cycle research.  After joining Picarro as CEO in 2007, Mike refocused the company on emerging environmental markets.  Under his leadership, Picarro has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing scientific instrument companies, serving thousands of customers on all seven continents.  The company has been recognized with multiple awards, most recently including ‘Technology Pioneer 2012’ by the World Economic Forum.  Prior to joining Picarro, Mike was VP, Worldwide Marketing, for Varian Inc. and ran product strategy and marketing, business development and communications.  Prior to that, he was VP of Sales and Marketing for Ansys, a supplier of devices for life science and diagnostic markets.  Mike was also a co-founder of MetaChem Technologies, a provider of analytical chemistry products, which was acquired by Ansys in 2000.  Mike has a B.S. in Microbiology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.