University of Wisconsin–Madison

Michael Lehman

Interim CIO, Interim COO


445 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Headshot Michael Lehman, Interim Chief Information Officer

Michael Lehman is the interim chief information officer at the University of Wisconsin‑Madison. He is also a special advisor to the chancellor overseeing a comprehensive review of campus IT governance.

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.He is leading a review of campus IT, including the IT funding model, budget and services in his current role as special advisor.