Articles By Mike Pav

Mike Pav

SVP of Operations (2017-2018) & VP of Engineering (2011-2017)

Prior to being appointed SVP of Operations in 2017, Mike served as Spanning’s VP of Engineering beginning in 2011. Mike brought over 20 years of product development and leadership experience to Spanning. He was responsible for the product development and operations of multiple paid products along with several free tools. Because Spanning is a customer-focused company, Mike also lead the Customer Support team. Mike started his leadership experience as a US Army Platoon Leader and Company/Battalion Advisor where he received a Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation in Desert Storm. He has held a variety of technical and management roles at companies such as IBM, Powered, Vignette Corporation, and MITRE. Away from work, he’s a focused runner, staying physically fit and mentally sharp by tackling challenges like running the marathon. Mike holds a BA in physics and philosophy from Knox College and an MS in computer science from The George Washington University.

Embracing the Cloud and a Remote Workforce

According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, remote work is the fastest-growing commute method, with more than half of the top U.S. metro areas reporting that telecommuting exceeds public transportation as the commute option of choice. And employers are embracing this trend, as the number of companies offering flexible workplace options increased 40% since […]


Vendor Lock-In or Love-In: Evaluating Your IaaS Options

There have been a whole series of highly visible moves where large enterprise vendors are making long-term commitments to use another Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) vendor’s infrastructure (note: I’m going to lump all these vendors [Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform] into the IaaS category for brevity, even though each also offers […]


Want to Build Solid Code for SaaS? Introducing the Spanning Engineering Blog

At Spanning, we don’t just hire smart programmers, we hire curious and collaborative engineers that can turn coding into an art form. As American programmer Eric S. Raymond explains, “Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.”