Michael Harris

Product Management

Reston, Virginia, US


About Michael

My formal education is law, however, I have spent 7 years as a programmer, 3 years as a system architect, and 2 years as a product manager within IT. I've worked at startups as well as Fortune 500 companies.

I've previously launched a successful eCommerce business.

I'd like to connect with someone with business development experience, sales, or marketing expertise to partner on a business idea.


Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work - Stephen King


Well rounded technologist with legal background.

Work Experience

Director of Dev Ops Implementation


September 2012 - January 0

Work on automating our development pipeline. We use chef, docker, jenkins, and other tools to release code faster and with fewer bugs. I have also implemented systems to have greater insights into our cloud computing costs with the goal of saving money and achieving greater efficiency related to our expenses.

Sr. Product Manager / GM

Datran Media

September 2010 - September 2012

Managed a lead generation platform for secondary education leads with revenues of $20 million annually. Implemented agile for our technology team. Responsible for hiring, firing, and employee reviews.

Sr. Developer

Kinsey Tech

September 2008 - September 2010

Led the transition from a legacy system to a LAMP stack for applications used by the Army Core of Engineers and GAO. Worked on both front-end development and database optimization.

In-house Counsel


September 2003 - September 2006

Worked as a lawyer on contract review, deeds, corporate entity setup, SEC filings, and managed court cases with outside counsel.


Mary Washington University


1996 - 2000

William and Mary Law


2000 - 2003