Mike Keller is founding partner, President & CTO of International Direct Selling Technology Corporation (IDSTC), the premier software technology provider to the direct selling industry. Over the past fourteen years, IDSTC has completed more than 400 successful client implementations, supporting millions of people around the world. IDSTC is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and was ranked by the region's Business Journal as the #5 Best Place to Work (Big Company category), as well as one of the area's "Coolest Offices."
Mike is a U.S. Army combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (FL-ARNG), and a graduate of the University of South Florida. He has earned a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, a Six Sigma Certificate from Villanova University, and is an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Mike was appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Senate, as Commissioner to the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the state agency charged with enforcing the Civil Rights, Fair Housing, and Whistleblower Protection Acts. He also serves as the Commission's Chairman.
Mike is a member of the Florida Interagency Human Trafficking Workgroup, a task-force of high-level state designees formed to combat human trafficking. He was also appointed to the Public Library Board, which oversees the operation of the public library system, including future planning and policy developments.
Mike is a published author, with his memoir, "Torture Central: E-mails from Abu Ghraib," receiving wide critical acclaim. His other writings have appeared in more than a dozen different periodicals, including: Time Magazine, The Hill, American Thinker, Tampa Bay Times, etc. He has participated in numerous interviews and public appearances, including: NBC, ABC, Fox, AuthorTalk, Radioactivity (WMNF), etc. He was the Story and Production Adviser for the movie, "The Boys of Abu Ghraib."
Mike has served as a Delegate (alt) to the Republican National Convention, an Ambassador to the Republican State Convention, and as a member of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee. He is also a trooper in the Tampa Rough Riders.
Mike has completed multiple Savage Races and the Tough Mudder, as well as Tampa Bay's Dancing With The Stars 2013. He enjoys boating and spending time with his wife (Kendra), eleven-year-old daughter (Morgan), eight-year-old son (Trent), and four-year-old daughter (Reagan).
International Direct Selling Technology Corporation (IDSTC) is the global leader in cloud-based enterprise Direct Sales, MLM, and Party Plan Software. With over 400 successful client projects since 2001, our solutions enable organizations to accelerate onboarding of new Sales Reps, enhancing multi-channel ecommerce through better user experiences.
Our focus is on optimizing operational efficiencies with our fully integrated platform, and driving increased sales performance through the use of our leading sales force tools. The IDSTC platform has been architected so it is scalable for new startups, emerging, and large multi-national businesses.
∑ Executive Leadership Certificate, Cornell University.
∑ Six Sigma GB Certificate, Villanova University.
∑ Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ISACA.
University of South Florida (USF) | Tampa, FL | 1996 - 1999
∑ B.S., Management Information Systems (MIS) - College of Business.
East Lake High School | Tarpon Springs, FL | 1992 - 1996
∑ High School Degree.
∑ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
∑ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) InfraGard.
∑ Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
∑ Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
∑ University of South Florida (USF) Presidentís Council.
Sergeant, Florida Army National Guard | 13M | 2001 - 2007
∑ Operation Iraqi Freedom. 08/2005 - 11/2006
∑ Operation Gulf Wind 04. 08/2004 - 10/2004
∑ Annual Training. Fort Stewart, GA. 04/2003, 05/2004
∑ Advanced Individual Training. Fort Sill, OK. 10/2002 - 12/2002
∑ Basic Combat Training. Fort Jackson, SC. 01/2002 - 03/2002
∑ Chairman/Commissioner, Florida Commission on Human Relations.
∑ Member, Florida Interagency Human Trafficking Workgroup.
∑ Board Member, Hillsborough County Public Library Board.
∑ Delegate (alt), Republican National Convention '08.
∑ Committeeman, Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee.
∑ Member, McCain '08 FL Steering Committee.
∑ Ambassador, Presidency IV Republican State Convention.
CIVIC & SOCIAL CLUBS
∑ Tampa Rough Riders.
∑ Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
∑ Tiger Bay Club of Tampa.
∑ Avila Golf & Country Club.
∑ USF Alumni Association.
Torture Central: E-mails From Abu Ghraib | www.TortureCentral.com
* Reader's Choice Award
* Publisher's Choice Award
* Editor's Choice Award
∑ Other Published Works:
* Time Magazine, "It's Our War Too."
* The Hill, "Chamber held captive by select special interests."
* St. Petersburg Times, "Modern slavery."
* American Thinker, "Today's Greatest Civil Rights Challenge."
* Tampa Tribune, "Health care reform bill would squeeze employers."
* ABCactionNews.com, "10 Questions for Mike Keller."
* Tampa Bay Times, "Service Animal Reforms and Safeguards."
* Miami Herald, "Intolerance toward Muslims? Not here!"
* St. Petersburg Times, "Picks detrimental to businesses."
* VoteTampa.org, "Observations of a Poll Watcher."
* GlennBeck.com, "Emancipation of the Southern States."
* USPoliticalReport.com, "Economic Results: Clinton vs Reagan."
* The Oracle, "Standardized Tests Need Many Improvements."