Michael Ward

EVP Strategic Partnerships

Michael Ward SSL Store Michael Ward is the EVP of Strategic Partnerships at The SSL Store™. Michael was a Rock Star in the domain name and web hosting industry and is excited to use that experience to help us grow. He loves solving problems, listening, empowering his colleagues, working across borders and cultures, developing long-term relationships, creating win-win solutions and a closing deals.

In a past life Michael worked for the Department of Justice, a job he says was transformational as it taught him about business from a legal perspective. It also motivated him to go back to school to get his Masters in International Management. Since then he has traveled the world, living in foreign countries and receiving a lifetime's worth of education from his travels. In all he's lived in eight countries and travelled to 30—his passport is the one thing he could never give up. In his personal life, Michael is easy-going, he enjoys a craft beer from time to time and loves meeting people and hearing their stories. “Everyone has an interesting story to tell,” says Michael, “I love learning.” Michael is also a devoted family man – with a wife and two daughters – and a triathlete. He's already completed a half-Ironman competition and looks forward to completing a full one. Just don't ask him about riding his bike—he can literally talk about it all day. Michael loves accomplishing the impossible, whether it's a grueling triathlon or tough business deal, that's why he's an asset here at The SSL Store™.