Michael Affronti, SVP of Product and Design, Fuze
Michael Affronti is the SVP of Product and Design at Fuze in New York City, a leader in communications and collaboration. Affronti joined Fuze in January 2015 via the acquisition of Contactive, a big-data startup in NYC, where he ran the product and design team for the previous two years. Prior to Contactive and Fuze, Affronti spent 10 years at Microsoft in Seattle, working in product development to build social collaboration experiences in Lync, Office365, Outlook, Exchange, and Yammer. Affronti is also an instructor at General Assembly, advises several startups in NYC and Seattle, and regularly blogs about product management, leadership, and productivity. He holds two U.S. patents and has 13 more pending for innovations in the enterprise productivity space. In past lives, Affronti was a DJ (who looked like Vanilla Ice) and a personal trainer, and he still wakes at up 4:22 a.m. every day to CrossFit and vacuum. He lives in Brooklyn, across the street from his family’s butcher shop, and remains in constant conflict about whether to adopt a third cat.