Michael C. Piraino
Michael Piraino serves as Senior Vice President Administration, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, responsible for the legal, human resources, IT and facilities teams. From September 2011 to August 2015 he was our Vice President Administration, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, responsible for the legal, human resources, information technology, facilities and government programs teams. From October 2009 to September 2011, he served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and was responsible for the legal team and from August 2010 he was responsible for human resources as well. Prior to joining Cray in October 2009, Mr. Piraino served with the Seattle office of the law firm Fenwick & West LLP (and a predecessor firm) from 2007 to 2009, where his practice focused on corporate finance and securities. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Piraino served with the Exbiblio family of companies in various positions, including chief executive officer. From 1999 to 2006, he served with WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., in various roles including vice president, general counsel and secretary; and from 1995 to 1999 he served with the law firm Perkins Coie LLP. Mr. Piraino began his career as a propulsion engineer at The Boeing Company. He received a B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law.