Since joining Battery Ventures in 1998, Michael has made, or managed, multiple investments spanning the financial-services, enterprise-software and technology-enabled business-services markets. Currently, Michael serves on the boards of IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN), J. Hilburn, Joor, KeyMe, Mendix, Nitro Software, Panjiva, Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO), RiskIQ, TradeKing, 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), and OutlookSoft Corporation (acquired by SAP).
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 a dual BS in finance and international business.