Mike Ward has over 16 years experience building web and e-commerce solutions and growing online businesses. He joined Thrift Books in 2007 as chief information officer, overseeing development and IT during its high-growth years. In 2013 he took over as president and has grown the company to annual sales of $90 million and over 600 employees in 10 states. Prior to joining Thrift Books, Mike led development at Wasatch Advisors in the financial services industry. He has also worked as webmaster for Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies. Mike has been instrumental in getting several high tech start-up companies off the ground and has brought both IT leadership and vision to help these small companies achieve quick and sustained growth.