Prior to Providence, Mike served as a VP of Advertising and Content in Nuance’s mobile division, having joined Nuance following its acquisition of Swype in 2011. As CEO of Swype, McSherry successfully grew the company from startup to one of the most in-demand mobile keyboards for Android.
Prior to his tenure at Swype, McSherry co-founded and ran product/emerging technologies for both Boost and Amp’d Mobile. Previously, McSherry also co-founded ZIVO, which grew to be Australia and New Zealand’s largest web development company, with over 300 employees. McSherry started his tech career in various product management and leadership roles at Microsoft.
McSherry lives in Seattle with his wife, two boys, and a dog. He’s active in the Seattle tech startup community, angel investing, and his kids’ activities. He graduated from The College of William & Mary and has spent a quarter of his life living and traveling overseas.