Born and raised in Jackson Heights, Mike is a proud Ecuadorian-American. His interest in IT took off when he was named the Microsoft expert at Best Buy. His favorite thing about his job at Valiant? That he gets to learn to new things along the way that will help him grow – and that he gets to spend at least part of his day taking systems apart. The first of his siblings to graduate from college, Mike graduated with a liberal arts degree at La Guardia Community College. Outside of work he likes to keep active by playing basketball whenever possible. You can bet that when he’s not at the office, he’s either at his local park or gym shooting hoops with friends.