Mike Sands

August 14, 2017

Prior to co-founding Signal, Mike was part of the original Orbitz management team and held the positions of CMO and COO. While at Orbitz, Mike helped take the business from start-up to IPO, then through two acquisitions (Cendant and Blackstone). After Orbitz, Mike joined The Pritzker Group as a partner on their private equity team. Mike also has held management roles at General Motors Corporation and Leo Burnett. His work at General Motors led him to be named a “Marketer of the Next Generation” by Brandweek magazine. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University and a Masters in Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management. Mike sits on the Signal board of directors. Other current and prior board experience includes Angie’s List (ticker ANGI) acquired by IAC subsidiary HomeAdvisor, YouBet.com (ticker UBET) acquired by Churchill Downs, local Chicago start-ups SIM Partners, acquired by Reputaion.com and ParkWhiz. During his tenure as Signal’s CEO, Mike was recognized with several honors, including the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was also named to the Crain’s Tech 50 list of top technology leaders in Chicago and the Techweek 100 list of the most influential technology leaders in Chicago.

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