Michael has over 12 years of venture investing, corporate finance and entrepreneurship with software, e-commerce and financial services organizations. Michael leads Edison's e-commerce and consumer investment sector, and is a member of the financial services team. He also guides the investment team in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Michael is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial events, technology conferences and financing seminars.
Michael began his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston where he advised large retail and consumer products companies on numerous M&A and financing transactions. In 1999, Michael left CSFB to launch E*OFFERING, a venture-backed online investment bank affiliated with E*TRADE. He launched several new online products, including the first web-based roadshow for retail investors. E*OFFERING was acquired one year after its launch by SoundView Technology Group, where he remained to lead the firm's internet & e-commerce investment banking franchise.
Michael is active in regional venture, entrepreneurial and technology organizations, including PACT, ACG and Early Stage East. He is currently Co-President of Wharton Private Equity Partners and past Co-Chair of the Wharton Private Equity Conference
Other Investment Experience
Archive Systems; Billtrust; Correctnet; Fishbowl Marketing; FolioDynamix; RewardsNOW; Sonicbids; TrueCommerce
BA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, cum laude
MBA, The Wharton School, with honors