Michael serves on the boards of IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN), J. Hilburn, Joor, KeyMe, Mendix, Nitro Software, Panjiva, Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO), RiskIQ, Vidyard and Xenex. In addition, he has been actively involved with Battery’s investments in Bluestem Brands (acquired Capmark Financial Group), ChemConnect (acquired by InterContinental Exchange), ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce.com), The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) (acquired by Euronext), MRU Holdings, Neolane (acquired by Adobe), OutlookSoft Corporation (acquired by SAP) and TradeKing (acquired by Ally Financial).
From 1996 to 1998, Michael was a member of the high-technology group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked on debt and equity financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was a financial analyst within Goldman’s financial-institutions group. There he focused on mergers and acquisitions within asset management, insurance, specialty finance and retail/mortgage banking. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with dual bachelor of science degrees in finance and international business.