Currently -- Michael is the Global Managing Director for the @AccentureCloud Platform, a secure, scalable, enterprise-ready cloud integration system that provides management and control over hybrid cloud services. He manages the largest portion of Accenture's cloud investment, myriad of ecosystem partners, and a 400 person global team to build and operate a [new] cloud platform business. Liebow
Currently -- Michael is the Global Managing Director for the @AccentureCloud Platform, a secure, scalable, enterprise-ready cloud integration system that provides management and control over hybrid cloud services. He manages the largest portion of Accenture's cloud investment, myriad of ecosystem partners, and a 400 person global team to build and operate a [new] cloud platform business. Liebow is on point to position Accenture as the leader for enterprise cloud management, brokerage and orchestration services.
He has a wide range of diverse prior experience including: Fellow at US Dept of State; Founder of a 'big data' venture launched in the startup battlefield at TechCrunch DISRUPT; EIR at New Enterprise Associates, top 3 leading VC; Board Member; Startup CEO; and IBM Executive.
Consistent theme across all of these experiences: Liebow thrives on big, disruptive transformations in large complex orgs or markets. He is well versed on new technologies in the social, mobile, analytic and cloud (SMAC) space and how to apply them for business advantage. He has consistently shown a knack for locating the strategic kernel in any asset, He learned his trade during the many years spent in the packaged goods industry prior to Tech. This made him uniquely able to listen to markets and expertly able to package technology for broad consumption as well as introduce entirely new tech to market. He not only knows how to create winning strategy, but can follow-through on execution.
Specialties: Startup, Turnaround, Strategy, Business Management, Investment, Branding, Marketing, Communications, Sales, Venture Capital, SOA, Web Services, Cloud, Analytics, Social Media
Global Managing Director @ Responsible to build out the Accenture Cloud Platform, a secure, scalable, and enterprise-ready cloud integration system that provides management and control over cloud services that are being delivered to Accenture clients the world over. The Platform represents an important next step in Accenture’s cloud strategy and reaffirms Accenture’s intent to lead the market in cloud brokering and orchestration services. From 2013 to Present (2 years) Greater New York City AreaFellow @ The Franklin Fellowship allows the Department of State to tap commercial knowledge and apply it to global issues of vital importance to the United States. Fellows work side-by-side with the State Department and may interact with other government and international entities, such as the NSC, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, other Executive Branch agencies and the United Nations. In turn, Fellows receive a much-enhanced knowledge of foreign and development policy issues and government operations and culture. From 2012 to 2014 (2 years) Washington D.C. Metro AreaFounder @ Foretuit technology enables an enterprise to become a social business. Foretuit maps employees’ business behavior and determines patterns in order to provide predictive outcomes for any Front Office scenario, starting with sales. Foretuit understands the collaborative structures within the Enterprise using unstructured data from an employee’s digital self to identify patterns based on their roles, frequency of communication and aligned to work output. Foretuit enables an enterprise to look forward and improve business outcomes at lower cost. From 2010 to January 2013 (3 years) Board Member @ Drove the successful exit of newScale to Cisco (April 2011). Repositioned newScale in the fast growing market for private cloud automation and management, hired RBC as banker, and lead process as board's transaction lead. Nice outcome for an 11-year venture investment (NEA, Crosslink Capital, Menlo Ventures as syndicate). From April 2010 to April 2011 (1 year 1 month) Executive in Residence (EIR) @ Brought into NEA by Scott Sandell (#5 on Forbes Midas List), NEA is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs create and build major new enterprises that use technology to improve the way we live, work and play. Since its founding in 1978, the firm has followed the same core principles: supporting its entrepreneurs, providing an excellent return to its limited partners, and practicing its profession with the highest standards and respect. With ~$11 billion in committed capital, NEA’s experienced management team has invested in over 650 companies, of which more than 160 have gone public and more than 255 have been acquired. From November 2009 to April 2011 (1 year 6 months) COO @ Joined Brian August and a crowdsourced team of designers, developers and marketers from NYC and abroad to create a unique, virtual tribute to the Twin Towers called aptly, 110 Stories. This kickstarter crowd-funded project created an Augmented Reality Phone App to memorialize the towers in time for the 10th anniversary of 9-11. The app allows users to tell their personal story, contextualized around a view of the Twin Towers, and archived for future generations. From 2011 to 2011 (less than a year) Greater New York City AreaCEO @ As CEO of Dexterra - the pioneer in enterprise mobility, Michael drove the merger of the company with Antenna (now: PEGA). He refined the global strategy and operating plan within the first 60 days to focus on sales expansion thru mobile carriers (Vodafone, others), System Integrators (Accenture, others), and OEM partners (Mincom, others). He drove significant license and services contract bookings, significantly reduced operating expenses, and aggressively promoted successful customer implementations: Verizon, Sylvania, Tennet, Virgin Media, ADP and many others, winning leadership awards and gaining recognition for the company. From July 2008 to November 2009 (1 year 5 months) VP, Business Development, Global Business Services @ Drove new business development activities for Global Services. Member Senior Leadership Team and reported to GM, Business Consulting Services and SOA. Special focus on convergence of software and services. Lead acquisition efforts for new assets/startups. Worked with key industries teams and clients in Insurance, Healthcare, Banking and Communications. Created ISV ecosystem program and signed up business partners to pilot solutions. Managed all market development activities to advantage IBM in these burgeoning markets, with mission and funding directly from IBM Chairman Palmisano. Handled all aspects of business strategy thru sales execution. Created and deployed a tactical sales and delivery model across IBM business units in numerous major markets across the globe resulting in $ Billions in new business contracts. Drove major new service offering announcements and defined a new SOA-based Services offering portfolio that captured the full end-to-end lifecyclefrom strategy thru design, implementation and management. Recognized by Ginni Rometty as a top performer and selected for Chairman's Golden Circle. From 2003 to 2008 (5 years) Consultant @ Overhauled AOL's offline consumer acquisition programs at retail to save significant Operating Expense in terms of both improved ROI on marketing expenditures, and increased customer retention. From 2002 to 2002 (less than a year) Senior Vice President @ Company was the premier provider of global video and data broadcasting services via satellite. In a downsizing environment, created a new highly motivated and talented organization. This resulted in significant reductions in both staff and spending. Forced the creation of a product-by-product P&L in order to provide the visibility of where to control costs and lever price in order to maximize profitability. This allowed company to understand how and where to cross-sell and up-sell existing customers and new prospects.Plan focused on the company’s two key customer segments: Video and Network Services and its 8 lines of business (Full-time Program Distribution Services; Direct-to-Home Video Services; Multi-Channel Video Compression Services; Broadcast Services; Webcast Services; Private Network Services; Private Line Services; and Internet Connection Services). Conceived new marketing communication initiatives to focus the limited resources on areas of greatest impact. From 2000 to 2001 (1 year) Program Director @ Called a “Brand Builder” by leading industry publication, credited with creating IBM Netfinity, which effectively turned IBM’s lagging Intel-based server into one of the hottest server brands in the industry. Launched new brand at Sept ’97 press event with Sam Palmisano and Andy Grove (Intel). Sales grew to many $billions in less than 3 years while market share rebounded to hold #2 position in the face of strong competition; strongest growth outside U.S. Created and executed technology vision called X-architecture to bring mainframe attributes to the high volume Intel server platform. Architecture is still in use today and subsequently became basis for follow-on branding within overall Server naming project, IBM e-server X-series. Widely quoted in business and trade press. From 1996 to 2000 (4 years) General Manager - Citrus and Rootbeer Products @ Managed the P&L, growth in both equity and sales of a number of established trademarks. Innovated on a number of new beverages and line extensions. Grew Squirt brand double-digits to reach new sales milestones and maintain leadership in its category. Created a line extension for a citrus soft drink targeted to new segment of consumers that generated millions in sales with virtually no cannibalization of parent brand. Cost reduced concentrate to yield millions in savings. Expanded franchise territories to new markets both domestic and international. Managed numerous agency supplier relationships. Created many new and innovative promotion programs that yielded high participation with bottling system, especially among Coke bottlers. Pioneered Hispanic and Afro-American minority programs. Worked with Pepsi system to launch repackaged 7UP brand with significant investment, product reformulation, new advertising and new packaging. Relaunch resulted in significant case sales increase over prior year and stopped share erosion. From 1988 to 1996 (8 years)
Bachelor of Science @ University of Wisconsin-MadisonEcole Supérieure de Commerce de Nantes Michael Liebow is skilled in: Venture Capital, Start-ups, Cloud Computing, Investments, Analytics, SOA, Web Services, Business Management, Social Media, Mergers, Marketing Communications, ESB, SaaS, Public Relations, Online Marketing
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