As a former technology and operations executive, he is experienced in leading the creation and delivery of award winning products and services spanning a variety of computer and communications technologies and markets.
He has held executive positions in numerous business environments ranging from 10 people startups to thousands of people in profitable and bankrupt situations. His Operations experience ranges from managing small software development groups, to running a nationwide Telephony and Data Network serving hundreds of thousands of simultaneous end users.
Prior to HeadScratchers, Mike was the Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Technology Officer at ICG and was responsible for day-to-day operations, the delivery of services, and the development of new products. He was key to ICG’s restructuring efforts from November 2000 to October 2002. Kallet’s product vision resulted in ICG’s leadership deployment of VoicePipeTM, a VoIP Hosted PBX Service.
Kallet held several previous positions at ICG including General Manager and COO of an ICG subsidiary, NetAhead. Kallet joined ICG in January of 1998 through the Netcom acquisition, one of the largest ISP's at the time. At Netcom, as senior vice president, Kallet was responsible for Network Operations, Marketing and R&D. Under Kallet’s leadership, Netcom’s NetCompleteTM Product Line (ISP Services) won numerous service awards.
Prior to joining Netcom in 1995, Kallet developed numerous award winning software products. In the early 90's Kallet was senior vice president at Walker Interactive and Vice President of Engineering at Verity. At prior companies, Kallet led development teams that created award winning products that include Harvard Graphics™, Harvard Draw™, and First Graphics™. He also created the award winning products Picture Perfect™ and Diagraph™. Kallet held positions in systems software groups at IBM in his early career and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Michael Kallet, Principal
In 2004, Mike Kallet leveraged his 30 year career in problem solving, innovation and leadership and started HeadScratchers to train business professionals and leaders in Critical Thinking for Problem Solving, Decision Making and Creativity.
HeadScratchers mission: To help people become better “HeadScratchers”. HeadScratchers has created a successful model and workshop for training business professionals and improving their problem solving and decision making abilities.