Mike came to Siena with over 25 years experience in technology businesses, with the last 15 as a software executive. He has served as an officer for two public companies. He has bought and sold over 12 companies. In his previous role as President of Pitney Bowes Software, Hickey managed a global software business to record revenue of $400 million with over 1900 employees. As President of Pitney Bowes Software from 2007 until 2010, Mike merged two like sized former public software companies (MapInfo and Group1 Software) into one integrated global business that became one of the 70 largest software companies in the world. His efforts led to 66% increase in operating profit. He and the business received a leadership award from Vantana Research highlighting these accomplishments. In 2008 Mike was named to TechValley’s Hot 10 list of executives and government officials who make things happen in TechValley. In 2012, Hickey was invited and participated in the Clinton Global Initiative to help work on solutions for entrepreneurship in America.
Hickey was with MapInfo since 1995 and served as Chief Operating Officer from 2002 through the acquisition by Pitney Bowes in 2007. He became President of Pitney Bowes MapInfo in 2007. During his tenure at the company, Hickey held a number of executive management positions. In addition to Chief Operating Officer, he previously served in the roles of Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Group Vice President of Operations, and Vice President and General Manager of MapInfo's Information Business. The creation of this strong information business enabled MapInfo to excel in the growth of its solution offerings and had given MapInfo a competitive advantage in the market. Hickey also spearheaded MapInfo's drive into Predictive Analytics through the development and acquisition of new core competencies, as well as the creation of the Location Intelligence category. In addition, Hickey has led MapInfo's Operational Excellence initiative, introducing business management disciplines into the business and driving continuous improvement throughout its operations. During his tenure at the company he was a key executive that helped drive revenue from $35 million to $186 million annually and eventually sold the company for $480 million to Pitney Bowes.