MICHAEL T. SNYDER is President of Internet startup Appointments 123.com. He is a native of Chicago, and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Mike also graduated with honors from Northwestern University's Kellog Graduate School of Management in 1999 with his Masters of Management degree. Before Appointments 123.com, Mike was a mechanical engineer in new product development for Motorola Cellular and Acco Office Products. He has received four patents for his mechanical design work.