Mike Danaher

Mike Danaher

Project Director

As an experienced team leader, Mike Danaher has helped deliver and maintain high-quality software solutions during long-term engagements in government, travel, medical, and non-profit industries.

In this role, he works with cross-functional teams of designers, developers, and product managers ensuring that outcomes are clearly defined, scope is clearly managed, and that delivery to production is ultimately successful for its users. Mike strives to create safe environments where everyone can do their best work and thrives on breaking down artificial walls between teams and across organizations.

While working with one of 8th Light’s clients, a B2B startup in the travel industry, Mike spent three years as their de facto CTO. He eventually helped pitch their application to potential buyers before it was successfully acquired. When Mike joined the project the app had a few dozen users, and his efforts helped the platform scale to support several thousand paid users, in addition to eight white-label versions.

In addition to his work as project manager, Mike has experience working with a variety of programming languages and technologies, including: AWS, iOS, Android, Java, Javascript, Angular, Typescript, and Clojure.

Mike received his Bachelors in communications and economics from Northwestern University and his Master’s Degree in applied technology from DePaul University.