Co-Founder & CEO
As CEO and Co-founder of Mashery, Oren Michels has led the team responsible for working with over 100 leading brands to power over 10,000 apps created by 50,000+ developers. Oren is a leading evangelist for the API movement in general and has pioneered and chaired the annual Business of APIs conference, now in its 5th year. A frequent speaker at events in both the US and Europe, Oren has taken the stage at events such as Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Gluecon, the GCA/Savvian Summit, Digital Hollywood, eComm, WeMedia, Interop, Dow Jones Venturewire, CTIA, John Battelle's Conversational Marketing Summit, and the Forbes CIO Summit.
Prior to Mashery, Michels served in Executive roles for a number of successful startups including Feedster, WiFinder, Colt HR, and Winebid.com. He also served as President and CEO of The Groundlings, a Hollywood-based entertainment production company.
Oren began his career as a software designer for Hughes Aircraft. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA in finance and entrepreneurial studies from UCLA's Anderson School.