Executive team

Michael Bayer

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Bayer

Michael joined the Wasabi team after spending 25+ years in various finance, operations, technology and business development roles, primarily for venture-backed technology and clean tech companies. His most recent role was at iZotope Inc. where he served as the CFO. Prior to that, he managed the IPO for MotherNature.com and acquisitions for LightChip and Revivio. Michael co-founded RPM Communications, where he led the launch of a 100,000-user mobile social network. 

A chartered financial analyst, Michael is on the Steering Committee of The CFO Leadership Council and a frequent speaker and organizer of panels for CFOs and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other financial publications. As an adjunct lecturer at Babson College, Michael teaches corporate finance to both graduate and undergraduate students. Michael holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS from Babson College (finance and investments), and he previously studied computer science and economics at Brandeis University. He was honored as a 2018 CFO of the Year from the Boston Business Journal.

“The explosion of machine learning and artificial intelligence will be built on big data, and the promise of progress on all these fronts will be fueled by cost effective, ubiquitous high-performance storage. Wasabi is leading the delivery of cloud storage to meet these needs, and I’m excited to be a part of this incredible team.”