Mike Zisman founded Golf Genius Software in 2009 after a long career in information technology. Golf Genius Software provides software solutions to over 10,000 golf facilities in 41 countries. 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.
Besides the Kimmel Center, he is a board member of Peter's Place, a center for grieving children and families. Zisman is a former director and trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Main Line Health. He also served on the Board of Overseers of the Penn School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Zisman 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 38 to 18; they and their younger daughter live in Wayne, PA. Mike and Linda are avid golfers and enjoy skiing.