Mike Rosenbaum

September 18 - Mike Rosenbaum headshot (328x400)Mike Rosenbaum is the Founder and CEO of Pegged Software.  Pegged Software, which applies big data to hiring and team assembly, grew out of Mike’s work in academia and in the public sector.  After having difficulty selling the core technology in Pegged in 2001, Mike started an IT services company called Catalyst IT Services as the first customer for the technology.  After growing Catalyst meaningfully (Catalyst today has a headcount of approximately 250 and serves clients such as Nike, Starwood, Choice Hotels, JPMorgan Chase and Red Hat), Mike spun Pegged out as a separate company in 2010 to focus on licensing Pegged’s technology into the health care market.  After deploying to seven early adopter clients in 2010, Pegged spent two years collecting data and iterating the product for the hospital and long-term care markets, and in 2012 started deploying beyond its initial customer base.  Today, Pegged is deployed into 135 facilities and is processing over 3 million job applications per year.

Prior to starting Pegged Software, Mike Rosenbaum received an Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship to support his work building the first version of what is now Pegged’s analytics engine for talent selection. Before Pegged, Rosenbaum was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard and served at the White House as an economist, at the U.S. Department of State on trade issues and issues related to the former Soviet Union and at Coopers & Lybrand in the Russian Federation on privatization and commercialization in the early 1990s. In addition to his academic work around what became Pegged Software, Rosenbaum’s publications and work focused on the application of data to the most subjective areas of human endeavors. His work was featured in the Stanford Law and Policy Review and the Harvard John M. Olin Fellow Center for Law, Economics and Business Series.

In the community, Rosenbaum serves as a Trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art, where he currently chairs the search committee for the BMA’s next Director, and of Bryn Mawr School.  He is a past Board Member of the Family Tree and the Leadership Council of the Open Society Institute, a former Chair of Maryland IT PAC, and a former President of the Harvard Club of Maryland.

Rosenbaum has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.S. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. from Harvard College.