Mr. Mike Geertsen joined DARPA as a Program Manager in 2011 and brings over 25 years of experience in private sector technology innovation. His areas of technical interest include geospatial, simulation and mobile technologies. He brings to DARPA a passion for increasing the speed at which the warfighter can benefit from emerging commercial technologies and small business innovation.
Mr. Geertsen joined DARPA from his role as President of Depiction Inc., a software start-up he co-founded. Earlier in his career he held a variety of positions with Microsoft, including new product development in their simulation games group.
Mr. Geertsen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Public Affairs from Claremont McKenna College.