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Leadership

 

Michael Taft, CEO

Michael Taft is ZogoTech’s Chief Executive Officer. Since co-founding ZogoTech in 2003, he has worked to create solutions that help colleges and universities use data to improve institutional performance and student outcomes. Previously, Michael spent 10 years in software consulting for the Dallas County Community College District, the University of Kansas, IBM, Sprint, and AT&T. Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Computer Science and Art History.

 

Rod Mancisidor, CIO

Rod Mancisidor is the Chief Information Officer at ZogoTech. He began his career as a full-time math professor and head of a university IT department. From the corporate world, he brings nearly 15 years of experience at IBM and HP, designing critical elements of IBM’s DB/2 database, microkernel, LDAP, and WebSphere’s Public Key Infrastructure. Rod holds sixteen software patents including two in metadirectories,  three in expert systems, three in relational databases, and six in highly available cluster systems.  He received a Masters of Computer Science with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Networks from the University of Kansas.

 

Michael Nguyen, Vice President of Services

Michael Nguyen has long been invested in helping colleges and universities use data to improve student success. He brings more than 15 years of technical and management experience from Southwest Airlines and several startups in Austin, Dallas, and San Francisco. Michael holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.  In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, running, and playing basketball.