Michael Silver


Michael’s background is diverse and combines computer science, human factors, linguistics (with a specialty in writing systems), genetics, molecular biology, technology, audio, video, color science, photography, writing, and music (performance, literature, composition, and theory).

Michael studied music for five years at UC Santa Cruz (with a minor in art) and later graduated as valedictorian from St. Mary’s College of Moraga with a degree in management. He has worked as a composer, arranger, musician, musical director, and teacher. He has also been a disc jockey for a large classical music station (KBOQ), worked for PG&E as a state-licensed home inspector and auditor (and energy conservation specialist), and he taught mathematics at a community college (when he was still in high school). Michael currently holds an active C-10 electrical license.
Before founding Audio High and it’s division, HausBaus, Michael was involved with a number of technology companies in the Bay Area. For seven years, Michael was a development manager at Apple Computer, overseeing three groups concurrently. During his tenure at Apple, he wrote and published a programming book; wrote the telecommunications code that sent the first e-mail from space and supported the astronauts during that mission; and re-architected America Online to support other languages, cultures, and writing systems. In addition, he co-designed the telecommunications language used by AOL, Apple, CompuServe, GE, and others; and he designed the Unicode compression algorithm used by Apple and AOL. Michael also designed the user interfaces for several Apple products, wrote a suite of online content-publishing tools, and was the technical editor for numerous publications.
Michael has co-founded three technology companies and founded six other successful businesses. He has authored a number of patents. For his work with NASA on several projects, Michael was made an honorary Air Force Captain.

Bradley Zimring


Bradley’s educational background in Computer Science [BS, Emory University ’01] , Music & Technology [MA, Stanford University ’03] and management [MBA, USC ’10] combined with his decade of experience installing and programming smart homes systems are what positioned him to start-up the Los Angeles office of Audio High in 2010. His creation of HausBaus emerged from his seven years at Audio High building up an all-star team of technicians, learning the pains and needs of his clients, and seeing scores of amazing homes being built from the ground up.

Brad used his business, technical, and musical knowledge to start his own company, and shortly after completing his full-time MBA program with Honors, Michael Silver and Bradley were introduced and decided to join forces in Los Angeles and create a branch of Audio High that could handle the most complex theater and automation systems from day one. Seven years into his career at Audio High he has learned how to deliver a similar level of performance for a new category of home-owner that were once priced out of the types of top-tier automation systems only available at a premium price. HausBaus is the product of his experience in sales, operations, project management, and installation combined with a whole new world of in-expensive smart-home technologies that he has curated and stress tested in his house over the past few years. When Brad’s family and friends ask them what they can do to improve the tech in their home, he points them to the HausBaus website and says, “This is what I have in my home, and it I love it.”