Michael is a serial tech entrepreneur, experienced Chief Operating Officer, passionate promoter for remote work, and the host of Between Two COO's. As an early employee at Automattic, the makers of the website platform WordPress, he got his first taste of working for an entirely distributed company spread across hundreds of locations. At Automattic, he helped increase their market share to power over 35% of websites. Most recently, Michael joined Time Doctor, as the company’s first COO to further his goal of accelerating the world’s transition to remote work, and to build out all teams to scale the organization.
Through his years of leadership experience at Automattic, Time Doctor, Lunar Labs, and co-founding the data science startup Tella, he participates as a Techstars mentor and serves as a board member and advisor to startups and nonprofits.
November 18, 2021
The premise is simple: Between Two COO's is a podcast where incredible COO's share advice and those "never thought I'd see that" stories. Tune in to each episode to hear host Michael Koenig have a candid conversation with current and former COO's from Chopra Global, Tucows, Shippo, True Ventures, Founder Collective, and more.