Michael Ward

EVP Strategic Partnerships

Michael Ward SSL Store Michael joins The SSL Store with 17 years of experience in the domain name and web hosting industries. He loves solving problems, working across borders and cultures, developing long-term relationships, and creating win-win solutions.

In a past life Michael worked for the United States 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 from Thunderbird University. 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 over 30. 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. When Michael is not thinking about the next web security business opportunity he spends the majority of his time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys triathlons, long bike rides and running. He's already completed a half-Ironman competition and a marathon. Michael loves accomplishing the impossible, whether it's a grueling triathlon or a tough business deal.