Mike spent four years as a developer supporting financial & management systems before moving into a number of different IT management roles. He discovered Tableau Desktop in 2008 and it changed his career. In late 2011, after a chance conversation with Tableau's CFO at the first Tableau Conference in Las Vegas, Mike learned of an opportunity at Tableau and was later hired as Tableau's first IT Finance Manager. In 2015, Mike took on a new role as the Sr. Manager of Analytics to enable everyone at Tableau to use Tableau. This is Mike's 8th Tableau Conference and he's excited to share with you how anyone, but specifically Finance, can use Tableau to see and understand their own data.