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Mike Townley

Managing Partner

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Business Aligned IT Strategy
  • Cybersecurity & Risk Management
  • Business Intelligence & Data Analytics


 

Mike’s experience ranges from hands-on technical positions across multiple disciplines to management and leadership roles on large enterprise teams. He has deep knowledge and firsthand experience in a wide variety of areas, including strategic planning and operations, security and risk management, change management, project management, enterprise applications, IT infrastructure, IT service management, Cloud services, and mobility. Before launching CREO in 2015, Mike served as the CIO and Director of Operations for SciMetrika, a privately held population health sciences company. In this capacity, he oversaw the technical direction of all IT operations, oversaw all business operations, and led the strategic growth of the company’s health IT portfolio, serving clients at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Previously, Mike served as Senior Director at RTI International, where he oversaw the technical team responsible for RTI’s enterprise applications. Before that, he served as Senior Director and Senior Principal at SRA International, where he led a team of 40 engineers responsible for enterprise security, solution engineering, and infrastructure operations. Mike also served as VP of IT for Constella Group, where he led corporate IT operations and delivered innovative solutions for its Health IT and Clinical Informatics clients.

Early in his career, Mike held multiple hands-on technical positions, including security engineer, network architect, software developer, and product engineer. In these roles, he implemented and supported innovative technology solutions for companies in a variety of industries, including public accounting, financial services, data center operations, and oil and gas exploration.

Mike earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland University College, and he holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and ITIL Version 3 Expert certifications.