Mike Thyken

Chief Technology Officer

Mike has more than 35 years of leadership, business, and technology experience. He was CTO at CaringBridge, CIO at SunOpta, VP of Technology at Merrill Corporation, CIO at Select Comfort, and held other senior leadership and technology roles at Jostens, Target, and IBM.  He has also started up two of his own companies. Along with his corporate roles, Mike has held Board positions with Braun Intertec, Agile Frameworks and Summit Brewing.  He spent several years on the GoNo Technology Board before taking the lead executive role. CIO/CTO with responsibility for developing a product roadmap and leading the technology team to deliver the applications to roll out to the different channels.  He has also been very active in non-profit roles with the University of St. Thomas, the UST College of Engineering and STARBASE MN.

Mike has an undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and a MBA from the Carlson School at the University of MN.  The wide variety of industries, business models, and growth models give him a broad toolbox and playbook to work with startups. Mike has a passion for health and wellness and has a great deal of experience in those areas.  SunOpta is a leader in natural and organic foods producing many of the leading private label brands.  Select Comfort (now Sleep Number) is the leader in sleep technology and sleep is now recognized as a key component of an individual’s health and well being.  CaringBridge’s application was known for how it was able to provide a community of support to help people going through very difficult health journeys.  Mike is attracted to the potential of GoNo to help individuals make better food choices to meet their wellness goals and improve their health.