Michael Simonsen is co-founder and CEO of Altos Research. In developing the Altos product offerings Mike applied 15 years of professional expertise in analytical software to a lifelong personal interest in the real estate market and investing. Prior to founding Altos Research, Mike was vice president of marketing and product management at network security systems vendor Nevis Networks, where he has a US patent pending for applications of data cryptography.
Mike’s approach to solving tough information problems with software developed while studying artificial intelligence and expert systems as an undergrad at the University of Nevada. His approach to entrepreneurship was formed in business school at Chicago’s DePaul University and in the trenches of Silicon Valley startups.
He is also the primary author of the How’s the Market? blog.