Nomination Date: 15/03/2018
Michael is the former (May 2019) President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster which supports innovative entrepreneurs in the formation and growth of their technology-driven companies.
Michael Skinner is the 2011 Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business Citizen of the Year, on the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Peterborough’s 20 Most Influential People list and a 2017 inductee into the Junior Achievement Peterborough, Business Hall of Fame.
Previously, Michael was the Chief Strategy Officer of RainMaker World Wide Inc. (Left July 2017) an organization with the purpose of developing innovative technology solutions that would produce clean water for communities in need, so they can thrive and never go thirsty. In 2001 Michael started his entrepreneurial career by founded Operitel Corporation, a learning software development company that he expanded worldwide until he had a success exit with its acquisition by OpenText Corporation in 2011.
Michael is currently serving on several boards and committees including:
- Director of the Peterborough Regional Angel Network (2010 – Present)
- Vice Chair of the Peterborough Agriculture Society (2015 – Present)
- Founding Member of StartUP Peterborough. (2015 –Present)
- Advisory Chair, Carbon Control Systems (2017 – 2018)