Mike

About Mike

Mike has been with Wayfair since 2003 when he re-joined the founders after working with them in various prior companies, including Spinners and IXL. Mike started his career in New York City working in management consulting and soon after shifted his focus to software development for the Internet. For the next 7 years he worked as a consultant to design, build, and improve applications for companies in San Francisco, London and Boston. He is responsible for overseeing the engineering department and maintaining, growing and developing the systems and infrastructure that have enabled Wayfair to grow so quickly. Mike has a BS from Cornell University.

Wayfair is Recognized for Technology Achievement by MassTLC

We certainly take technology seriously around here and work quite hard at trying to get it right, so it definitely means a lot when we’re publically recognized for these efforts. I was therefore quite proud last Thursday night when Wayfair was honored by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) by being named “2011 Company of the Year” among privately held companies.

The MassTLC is an organization focused on fostering entrepreneurship, encouraging the innovative use of technology and recognizing the successes of companies who develop and deploy technology across industry sectors. Wayfair was up against four other great companies as finalists for this award: Acquia, Endeca, Karmaloop and Kiva Systems. Thank you, MassTLC for this great honor.

Welcome

Wayfair was founded in 2002 by engineers and is, at its heart, a technology company — one that’s focused on solving the difficult problems associated with selling a zillion products online (well, officially just over 4 million at the time this was written).

The retail industry is not new — it’s been around for over a thousand years.  But the Internet is now revolutionizing retail, and we’ve had the good fortune of being at the center of that revolution for over nine years, so far.   It’s a business of a thousand details, which all add up to present significant challenges in terms of logistics, scalability and performance. Continue reading