Michael Bird is the CEO and Co-Founder of Spindustry. Michael is passionate about how digital technology can help deliver great success to organizations.
Michael Bird helped found Spindustry in 1996 after working previously for EDS, an industry leader in information technology. Since then Michael has been leading Spindustry as it grew into an ebusiness leader producing e-commerce solutions, web applications, and digital marketing programs. Along the way, Spindustry has created sister organizations that provide technical training, technical staffing, and a range of SharePoint solutions.
When not working, Michael spends time with his wife Lora, two children and friends. If he is not in Des Moines, he is likely at Walt Disney World. In Des Moines, you might find him at a Star Wars movie premiere or organizing Funko Pops in his office.
Michael is a strategist, combining skills in application development and marketing. He utilizes those skills in strategy sessions with clients and in facilitating workshops and speaking sessions.
Past accolades for Michael include Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Finalist, Technology Association of Iowa IT Leader of the Year, and the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 class.
Michael and his business partner, Stephen Fry, have co-authored a book on digital opportunities for manufacturers entitled Run, Grow, Transform: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Digital Marketing.