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Career Day Series hosts Mike Taylor '86

Students and teachers gathered on Wednesday 11/18 to listen to Mr. Taylor Career Day talk, titled "Low Tech Roads into Hi Tech: How Villanova Prepared me for Tesla and Microsoft." Mr. Taylor spoke about the benefits of a well-rounded Villanova education and how there are many different kinds of career in tech. 

Mike Taylor ‘86 is currently Chief Financial Officer at GitHub, a sharing site for code: “Over 31 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 97+ million repositories.” Previously Mike was Vice President of Finance and Treasurer in charge of New Markets for Tesla Motors. Mike was also CFO for Tropos Networks and Benchmark Capital, and Vice President for Finance at Micromuse.

Mike attended UC Berkeley majoring in political economy from 1986 to 1990, and received his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1996. Mike also received his Juris Doctorate from Stanford University Law School in that same year.

Mike and his wife Tammy live in the Bay Area, and have two sons attending Universities on the East Coast.