Oren Michels joined Feedster in March 2005. Before Feedster, Oren was president of Colt HR, the leading provider of outsourced benefits administration software and services to the mid market. At Colt, Oren led the company's expansion of its sales, marketing, operations and technology capabilities, and has negotiated long-term technology and outsourced service contracts with major new clients including Google and the California Bankers Association. Before joining Colt, Oren co-founded WiFinder, an international provider of directory services for wi-fi public access hotspots; was President of winebid.com, where he oversaw the company's growth from a three-person startup to a position of global leadership in the online fine and rare wine auction market; and served as COO of two manufacturing companies and as CEO of The Groundlings an entertainment production company in Hollywood.
Oren began his career as a software designer for Hughes Aircraft. Over the past fifteen years, Oren has consulted to companies in a wide range of industries on management, financial, marketing, and information technology issues, and has spoken on these subjects at conferences around the world. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from UCLA's Anderson School.