Michael Shea is a part-time corporate resource for Rising Star. His business career dates to 1974 and his industry experience includes banking, manufacturing and technology where he’s held executive level positions in large and medium size companies, including Girard/Mellon Bank, Affiliated Computer Systems, GTech Corporation, and BizNet Software, Inc., as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Shea has also started and sold two companies and worked as a consultant and executive coach. Mr. Shea is a recognized community volunteer. He has served on committees for the City of Plano, Texas, and been on numerous non-profit boards including The Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, The Metroplex Technology Business Council, Dallas Association for Parent Education and the Plano Citizen Police Association. Mr. Shea currently volunteers as a reserve corrections officer for the Collin County Sheriff’s Office. He is a graduate of The Colorado College and the University of Pennsylvania’s, Wharton School of Business Graduate Management Program.