Michael J. Maples

Board Member

Michael Maples has more than 40 years of experience in the computer industry guiding the strategic direction for major technology leaders. He retired from Microsoft Corporation as executive vice president of the Worldwide Products Group and member of the Office of the President, reporting directly to Bill Gates. He was responsible for all product development and product marketing activities at Microsoft.

Before joining Microsoft, Michael worked for IBM for more than two decades where he was director of software strategy.

In addition to serving on the Board of Q2, Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of BlueSpace (private – advanced email), Digby (private – ecommerce via advance cell phone), Lexmark Corporation (public – printer manufacture), Multimedia Games (public – system based gaming), and Sonic, Inc. (public – drive in restaurants).

Throughout his career, Michael has been involved with many organizations tied to technology. He serves as a mentor and on the board of advisors for several high tech firms and venture funds, sits on several non-profit Boards including the EastWest Institute, and is a trustee on the Seton Board of Trustees. He is currently a member of the Board of Visitors for the Engineering School at the University of Oklahoma and a member of the Engineering and Natural Sciences Advisory Boards at the University of Texas at Austin.

Michael has an MBA from Oklahoma City University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma University.

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