Michael J. Christenson is president and chief operating officer at CA, responsible for world-wide sales, marketing, technical services, customer support, employee training, business development and strategic alliances.
Since assuming the role of chief operating officer in 2006, Michael has led a complete reengineering of the CA direct sales and channel sales organizations to improve CA's focus on its core enterprise customer base, improve the productivity of its 4,000 person sales organization, and drive the sales of new technology. In addition, he led the realignment of the technical services and customer support organizations to work collaboratively with sales in delivering Enterprise IT Management solutions to CA's customers.
Michael joined CA in 2005 as executive vice president of Strategy and Business Development. He led CA's acquisition program and its integration team in the successful acquisition and integration of 15 companies with a total investment of $1.8 billion. These acquisitions, which included such companies as Concord Communications, Niku, and Wily Technology, significantly strengthened CA's solution portfolio and made CA a stronger technology partner for its customers.
Michael earned a bachelor of arts degree with High Honors in chemistry from Newark College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University and a master of business administration degree from The New York University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.more » « less