Michael Lee

Vice President, Communications


Michael Lee is Pivotal’s Vice President of Communications.

In this role, Michael is responsible for public relations, social media, brand, executive, employee, and financial communications.

Prior to Pivotal, Michael led global communications for the Hewlett-Packard Company’s enterprise technology and cloud computing organization, a $28 billion annual revenue business operating in 170 countries with over 50,000 employees. Prior to HP, he worked with IBM engineers and big city mayors to launch and run communication campaigns for IBM Smarter Cities. In 2004, Michael took a break from IBM to write television and film properties for ABC, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, Showtime, and Lions Gate.

Early on, Michael worked as an economist and speechwriter for Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman David Wilhelm to make a difference in the lives of ordinary people—clients included Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Sr., and Barack Obama. He started his career as an investment banking analyst at Salomon Brothers.

Michael graduated from the University of Chicago with Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Public Policy and a Master's degree in Economic Policy. He then graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a Master's in Business Administration (MBA).