Founder, Michael Blakely

Our founder is an accomplished entrepreneur that cut his teeth in Silicon Valley. Following study abroad programs in Italy and China, the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) graduate set his sights on San Francisco where he worked in the technology sector. 

He brought that experience to Charlotte, North Carolina, and founded InterOperate to help customers connect their software systems to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. Some of the largest names in technology trust InterOperate

In 2021, Blakely added InterOperate Smart Home to serve clients that, like him, wanted more from their technology to make their lives easier. He found that like other areas of technology, it wasn’t the capability of the device that caused a poor user experience, it was the lack of software integration and automation. He was left with no choice, he had to offer this service to others and thus, InterOperate Smart Home was born.