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About Mike

President

Prior to joining ThriftBooks, Mike Ward led the Development team at Wasatch Advisors, a financial advisor with assets under management of $10 billion. He has also worked as Webmaster for several Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies. Mike led the technology efforts as CIO at ThriftBooks for 7 years before moving into the CEO/President role in 2013. Mike also serves as a member of the ThriftBooks Board of Directors.

When Not at ThriftBooks

Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and four children skiing, mountain biking, hiking. He is a frequent runner and has run two marathons and several half marathons.

Recommended Reads

Mike reads a lot and enjoys a wide range of genres from fiction to business to science and everything in between. Some favorites include:

The Electric Life of Michael Faraday
The Fellowship of the Ring
My Side of the Mountain
Half Magic
Ender's Game
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The OZ Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

Reading Now

Keeper of the Lost Cities Series by Shannon Messenger
Growth - From Microorganisms to Megacities by Vaclav Smil
Until the End of Time : Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe by Brian Greene

Blog Articles by Mike

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