Mike Morris

Co-Founder & CEO

Mike is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Torc, and sits on its board of directors. A gig economy software development advocate, he’s known globally as a technology pioneer who set the standard for what a freelance marketplace should look like (long before the world was ready for it).

As a visionary powering Torc, Mike draws on three decades of strategic technology and management experience. Since 2001, Mike held leadership roles at Topcoder and was an integral part of its successful acquisition by Wipro in his last four years as CEO. Prior to that, Mike was the General Manager & SVP of Appirio’s crowd-for-cloud venture Cloudspokes, and brokered the acquisition of Topcoder in 2013. Early in his career he excelled through the ranks of technology companies like CMGi, Tallan, and Invensys.

Mike is one of the most innovative, accessible and charismatic leaders of the gig economy. A published media source, VC/software industry advisor, and frequent keynote speaker, he’s always available to discuss how technology communities and companies can work better together via an ecosystem where freelance talent thrives and organizations understand how to leverage phenomenal human capital. Mike enables others to benefit from the catalyst driving the future of work — digital platforms that orchestrate technology services using AI, blockchain, and marketplace dynamics.

A humble and proud Boston College double Eagle, guest lecturer (Harvard, MIT, NYU, UC Berkeley), and engineer at heart, Mike also makes time to volunteer. Most notably, as a board member for the Academy of Applied Sciences sponsored by the University of New Hampshire, he’s a vocal proponent for STEAM education and bringing to fruition the creative ideas of young inventors everywhere.

Mike does his best to unplug when he can. He resides in “Live Free or Die” country with his Princess Leia look-alike wife, their four padawans, and a wookie.

Mike Morris
If I'm out of office
I'm coaching one of my kids' games.
My superpower is
guessing what's inside wrapped presents.
I'm most productive when
my phone battery dies.