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Michael Sherrill

Director, Product Development
Square 8

With a career spanning over 25 years, Michael Sherrill brings a unique mix of real-world experience spanning narrative (storytelling/product), data (analytics/marketing/KPIs), business (marketplace/brokers & real estate), revenue (e-commerce, SaaS), and technical (development/security, PaaS) to his engagements.

Michael began his career operating a consultancy, Pixelmedia Group, offering technical project management and development services to small businesses and Fortune 1000 Design, Media and Advertising firms, launching numerous digital, web services and products. During this time, he also won recognition for his branding and product design for the Subactive Research Labs brand of music-influenced clothing and DJ accessories.

Michael now serves as Director of Product at Square 8, a team revolutionizing the $60B logistics industry with a comprehensive platform that offers unparalleled transparency and seamless experience for the most successful logistics firms in the business.

Previously, he served for 10 years as Web Development Manager for Synopsys, a $4B publicly-traded “Silicon to Software” industry leader in Silicon Valley, where he managed digital marketing program implementations and public-facing web content, analytics, security, and infrastructure within their B2B Silicon IP business.

Michael studied Film and Industrial Design at Wayne State University, IT Management at UCLA, Real Estate Development at USC Lusk, and is a Certified Software Product Manager (SPM®), and Scrum Master (CSM).

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