Michael Lehman

Position title: Interim CIO, UW-Madison

Headshot image Michael Lehman

Lehman is the Interim Chief Information Officer at UW-Madison.  Lehman most recently served as interim vice chancellor for finance and administration until Laurent Heller was hired in August 2016. Before that, he was the first chief financial officer of both Palo Alto Networks and Arista Networks, and oversaw their preparation to become public companies. Earlier in his career, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sun Microsystems.

As interim CIO, Lehman supervises DoIT’s chief operating officer, chief information security officer, chief data officer and other members of the Office of the CIO. Lehman is also leading the IT Steering Committee as it oversees changes in the process for campus IT governance. The new structure and process includes broad campus representation to review and recommend technology for teaching and learning, research, infrastructure and divisional priorities, as well as assess the current breadth of IT services being provided across campus.

A graduate of the Wisconsin School of Business, Lehman is a member of the UW Foundation’s Van Hise Society of supporters and was on the UW Foundation and Alumni Association board for more than a dozen years. He is a board member of Milwaukee-based MGIC, and MapR Technologies, a privately held software company in San Jose, California.