Mike Morel




Prior to Tech Elevator I was...

a System Architect and Lead Engineer for a global contracting system at Microsoft.

The students at Tech Elevator...

energize me.

The best part of my day is...

seeing the thrill when a student solves a problem. You're hooked!

Mike Morel has been a software engineer for over 30 years, having built systems for some of the most recognizable companies in the Northeast Ohio area: Key Bank, Lubrizol, Progressive, National City Bank, The Limited, Dow Chemical, and P&G as a consultant. In addition to consulting work, Mike has served as corporate architect / developer and product engineer at Microsoft and was a Dev Lead in Microsoft’s Developer Division at the time .NET and C# were initially released. He is named on four patents for innovations he was involved in at Microsoft.

Mike earned degrees in Computer Science and Accounting from Cleveland State University, and although he has traveled the world with Microsoft, Northeast Ohio has been home all his life, and upon retiring, he sought a way to give back and enrich the Cleveland community. Having enjoyed mentoring and teaching throughout his career, the choice to instruct at Tech Elevator, with a shared mission of changing lives and helping to build the Cleveland Tech Community, was a natural fit.