Executive Vice President, Connectivity
Global Eagle Entertainment
Mike joined Global Eagle Entertainment in January 2013, upon the consummation of the public merger of Row 44, Inc. and Global Eagle Acquisition Corp, and has been Executive Vice President of Connectivity since September 2020. Mike was Senior Vice President of Connectivity from April 2019 to September 2020. Mike was Senior Vice President of Product and Portfolio from May 2018 through April 2019. Mike was Vice President Connectivity Products and Solutions from September 2017 through April 2018, Vice President Commercial Operations from June 2015 through June 2017, and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel from February 2013 through May 2015. Prior to February 2013, Mr. Pigott served as General Counsel of the ground-breaking satellite inflight connectivity startup Row 44, Inc. from April 2009 through January 2013. Row 44 was the pioneer in modern inflight connectivity and the core of Global Eagle’s aviation connectivity operations. Earlier in his career, Mike practiced law representing numerous technology startups in the areas of venture capital and related financing, intellectual property, government regulation and mergers and acquisition. Mike holds a degree in Political Economy and Philosophy from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.