A family-oriented business leader with a knack for numbers … and for wielding a mean lacrosse stick.
Finance. Accounting. Legal. HR. IT. Facilities. To say that Michael Lovell is a busy guy is an understatement. As Chief Financial Officer, Michael ensures that Lifesize’s business processes are sound, that we hire the right people to help our company thrive and that we have both the technical and physical infrastructure to excel. Fortunately, to Michael, these challenges are all in a day’s work.
For example, Michael has led his teams through a number of exciting company changes throughout his tenure here. This includes the acquisition by Logitech and the introduction of new, innovative video conferencing products to the marketplace such as Lifesize Cloud.
Prior to serving as CFO, Michael was our Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for nearly three years. Before coming to Lifesize, he was Vice President of Finance at Surgient, a software-as-a-service provider of virtualization technology. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations of NewportWorks, a provider of real estate-related voice-technology solutions, where he managed the company’s acquisition by First American Title Company.
Michael is also a leader in his community. A veteran lacrosse player, he coaches his sons’ lacrosse teams and is the Founder and President of the Central Austin Youth Lacrosse Association. Michael previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Cate School, a preparatory school in Santa Barbara, California. He is also a devoted cyclist and Ironman (the sports competition, not the superhero) competitor. Because he grew up in Saudi Arabia and had the good fortune to travel extensively as a child, Michael has maintained his adventurous spirit as an adult and now has stamps from more than 50 countries in his passport.
How Michael Helps Lifesize Customers
Though Michael’s Lifesize role is not customer-facing, his management behind the scenes has a huge impact on our company. He ensures that our business processes are solid, which makes us better able to deliver outstanding customer experiences through video conferencing. By managing our finances, his team helps us make the right business choices so we can always focus on reinvesting in our customers.
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