Technology >> CEO Interviews >> March 7, 2011

Igo, Inc. – Michael D. Heil

Michael D. Heil joined iGo, Inc., in June 2007 as its President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining iGo, from 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Heil was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Astute Networks, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on the computer storage market. Prior to joining Astute Networks, from 2003 to 2004, Mr. Heil served as an outside Director and Consultant to several early stage technology companies, including Locus Telecommunications, Maximize Wireless Solutions and Clearvue Technologies. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Heil served as the Chief Executive Officer of Archway Digital Systems, Inc., a next-generation blade-server startup focused on the datacenter market. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Heil served as the Chief Executive Officer of Broadstream Communications, Inc., a provider of a virtual head-end network and outsourced video service platform for the IPTV industry. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Heil was employed by Compaq Computer Corp., serving from 1998 to 1999 as its Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, service and support for all Compaq products and services worldwide. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Heil served as Compaq's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products Group, where he managed the development, marketing and sales of all of Compaq's consumer products and services worldwide, and introduced the first portable computer designed for the consumer market. Prior to joining Compaq, from 1989 to 1995, Mr. Heil was President and General Manager of Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Company, a cellular phone operation company. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Heil was employed by Sony Corporation of America, most recently serving as its President, Display Products Company, where he managed the direct view, projection television and Watchman product lines. Mr. Heil holds a B.A. from the University of Texas. Profile
TWST: Please start with a history and a brief overview of iGo.

Mr. Heil: iGo (IGOI), for many years, has been a leading provider of mobile electronics accessories. Most recently, we have added to our