Mike Gavaghen bio

Michael Gavaghen is Vice President of Information Security and Compliance at SLPowers, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business development. 

Mike has spent 25 years in Information Technology, and has earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most successful sales consultants. He developed an Asia-Pacific sales operation that was named “Vendor of the Year” by AT&T Taiwan. He wrote the proposal that resulted in winning the largest IT contract ever awarded by the US intelligence community. And he’s made himself an evangelist on how companies can teach their employees to protect them against cyber criminals.

An engaging public speaker, Mike specializes in translating Geek into Business English, delivering fun, interactive presentations that explain how the bad guys do what they do, and how to defeat them. 

Mike spent years as a newspaper reporter and editor before entering the technology space. He also wrote a stage musical that toured the country, and a 12-part television series, Understanding Economics, which appeared on cable systems nationwide. He and his wife live in Boca Raton, Florida. Their daughter is an Information Technology professional. Their son is a Security professional.