Mike Schabel


Picture of Mike Schabel"Mike Schabel is the CEO of Kiswe. He has built his career around building global businesses in new and emerging markets. He leverages his technical breadth, his engaging customer-focused leadership style, and his ability to confidently lead in highly uncertain and developing market conditions as part of his formula for creating successful businesses. Mike believes in building and developing world-class teams as the key ingredient for sustained business performance and market leadership.

Mike earned his Doctorate at the University of Arizona in chemical engineering, a Masters in materials science and a Bachelor’s in aerospace engineering. Starting his career with Bell Labs in 2000, Mike quickly transitioned to commercializing technology as well as trying to invent it. Through his career, Mike ran Nokia’s Internet of Things business, created and led Alcatel-Lucent’s Small Cells wireless business culminating in deployments with 83 wireless operators in 55 countries, built a successful wireless analytics business, and led the turnaround of a distressed mobile soft-switch business.

Mike joined the team at Kiswe, a pioneer in interactive-video experiences, in 2016, and has led a world-class team of business and technical experts since 2017. Mike enjoys racing marathons, cycling, and maintaining classic cars. Mike is married with two school-aged children, and lives in Michigan. "

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