Mike Zisman founded Golf Genius Software in 2009 after a long career in information technology. Prior to founding Golf Genius, he was founder and CEO of Soft-Switch, Inc., CEO of Lotus Development Corp and a senior executive at IBM. Soft-Switch, founded in 1979, was one of the very first companies to participate in the electronic mail industry, and Mike is regarded as a pioneer in the field of electronic mail.
Zisman has served and continues to serve on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards. He is a board member of the Kimmel Center and the Board of Overseers of the Penn School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a former director or trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Main Line Health. He is also a director of a number of venture-backed technology companies.
Mike has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School at Penn. Prior to founding Soft-Switch, Mike was a member of the faculty at M.I.T.
Mike and his wife Linda Gamble have four children, ages 33 to 13; they and their younger daughter live in Wayne, PA. Mike and Linda are avid golfers and enjoy skiing.