About ME

Professor of PRactice

Joined Clemson University - School of Computing in 2019

You can reach me at: mshue at clemson dot edu

Professional Summary:

Startups to Public Companies - Technology Leadership at Scale

It's all about culture. Culture attracts talent. Culture drives performance. Culture fuels brand.

Proven leadership at scale.​

Early member of five successful venture-backed software startups, leading to three IPOs and two acquisitions.

Former Chief Technology Officer at Morningstar (Nasdaq: MORN) responsible for a global technology workforce of over 1,400 technologists and $100MM technology budget.

Skilled in establishing technical vision, product direction, and managing course and pace of complex software development projects and IT transformations. Consistent record of success for delivering award-winning, reliable, highly-scalable, and secure software and services.


Published articles on LinkedIn

AWS Summit Chicago '17

Trinity University


George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Master of Science Conflict Analysis and Resolution (2010)

Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)

Bachelor of Science Computer Science (1981)

Professional Background

Clemson University (Clemson, SC)

Professor of Practice - School of Computing September 2019 - Present

Executive Director - Clemson AI Institute for Science and Engineering (AIRISE) July 2020 - Present

FiscalNote (Washington, DC) https://fiscalnote.com

Advisory Board Member (August 2021 - Present)

Attune (formerly Senseware) (Vienna, VA) https://www.attuneiot.com

Advisory Board Member (February 2015 - Present)

NextGen Venture Partners (Washington, DC)

Venture Partner December 2018 - Present

Morningstar (Chicago, IL)

Technical Fellow July 2018 – June 2019

Morningstar's independent research, ratings, and tools are helping people across the investing ecosystem write their own financial futures.

  • Served as senior advisor to the CTO and executive leadership team

  • Led / supported key technology initiatives as prioritized by the CTO

  • Researched and evaluated emerging and advanced technologies

  • Mentored corporate and technology leaders as executive leadership coach

  • Provided thought leadership as Morningstar's technology evangelist

Chief Technology Officer June 2016 – June 2018

Charged with Morningstar's technology vision and execution strategy.

Led and managed:

  • Global technology workforce of over 1,400 technologists across seven business lines

  • $100MM technology budget

  • 8 global data centers

  • Multi-year cloud transformation (in progress)

  • Cybersecurity

Completed planned leadership transition on July 1, 2018

Head of Morningstar Washington, DC July 2014 – June 2019

Responsible for Morningstar's Washington, DC facility as a result of the acquisition of HelloWallet in 2014. Maintained this responsibility after being named Morningstar's Chief Technology Officer in 2016.

HelloWallet (Washington, DC)

Chief Technology Officer March 2011 - June 2014

Hired, developed, and led software development, quality assurance (QA), infrastructure, and security teams to deliver award-winning web and mobile applications to democratize access to sound, independent financial guidance for all Americans.

Responsible for cybersecurity program reviewed, tested, and approved by cybersecurity teams from Fortune 500 companies including Allstate, Aon, GEICO, Google, Lockheed-Martin, United Technologies, and Wal-Mart.

Led technology/security due diligence efforts to support Morningstar's acquisition of HelloWallet in 2014.

Recognized by Bisnow and DCA-Live as one of Washington's Leading CIOs and CTOs in 2015.

Venture-backed startup acquired by Morningstar in 2014, divested to KeyBank in 2017.

Centrifuge Systems (McLean, VA)

Vice President, Engineering November 2007 - February 2011

Built and led blended onshore/offshore (Romania) software development and QA teams to deliver web-based interactive data visualization products and solutions for government, intelligence, and private sector customers.

Responsible for all technology infrastructure and services.

Venture-backed startup acquired by Culmen International.

webs.com (Silver Spring, MD)

Vice President, Engineering October 2006 - November 2007

Led design and software development teams for a leading website creation and hosting service, home to over 50 million personal and small business commerce websites.

Planned and executed the relocation of data center to Equinix world-class co-location facilities to support global expansion and network diversity, with no interruption in service.

Personally wrote webs.com's first Remote Publishing API to facilitate publishing to webs.com-hosted websites from owners, developers, and affiliates.

Venture-backed startup acquired by Vistaprint.

Independent Consultant (Reston, VA)

December 2005 - September 2006

webMethods (Fairfax, VA)

Vice President, Product Development November 1997 - November 2005

Developed and managed the Office of the CTO

Senior Director, Advanced Technology Group July 2003 - May 2005

Director, Advanced Technology Group March 2001 - June 2003

  • Defined technical vision and execution strategy for next generation product line together with CTO and EVP, Product Development

Chief Architect - RosettaNet Consortium February 2000 - February 2001

  • Member of executive staff at RosettaNet, a non-profit consortium established to create standard processes for information sharing between businesses (B2B). On loan from webMethods for one year

Engineering Manager, Integration Server November 1997 - January 2000

  • Designed and developed key portions of the acclaimed webMethods Integration Server as company's 7th employee and one of its original software developers

Venture-backed startup, IPO, acquired by Software AG.

IPO February 2001 - 508% first-day gain, top 5 all-time.


Transaction Network Services, Inc. - Reston, VA

Systems Center, Inc. - Reston, VA (Now part of Computer Associates)

3-Time Marine Corps Marathon Finisher

1989, 1999, 2009