Mike Decelle


UNH Manchester
Fourth Floor, Dean's Office


Michael Decelle assumed leadership of the Manchester campus at the University of New Hampshire in February 2016. Decelle was president and CEO of CrossFiber, a venture-funded startup company in San Diego, and has served in a number of executive leadership roles throughout the technology industry. 

Decelle graduated from UNH in 1981 with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, and was recruited on campus by Bell Laboratories and accepted into their master’s track program, earning a master’s in electrical engineering from Cornell. He also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University. Decelle worked at Bell and, after its spinoff from AT&T, at Lucent Technologies for 17 years. Since then he has led five venture-funded technology companies, three of which were university spinoffs. During his tenure at Sun Catalytix, Decelle established the company’s reputation as an emerging leader in energy storage technology and systems, and developed relationships with strategic partners that led to Lockheed Martin acquiring the company in 2014.

A New Hampshire native, Decelle brings leadership experience in both large and small organizations as well as strengths in strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, and relationship building.


  • Professional Certificate, Management Development, Harvard University
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Cornell
  • B.S, Electrical Engineering, University of New Hampshire