Michael is a seasoned executive with a track record of driving growth and strategic change through organic and inorganic investment/expansion. Michael currently serves as the head of the Deloitte New-venture Accelerator (DNA) where he is responsible for helping Deloitte strategize, build and operate technology, analytics and other new expansions into new business models.
Michael has held leadership roles in global technology, information services and professional services companies including VeriSign, LexisNexis Group, IRI, GE Capital and Deloitte.
As an Innovation/Strategy leader he has built and launched programs and built ecosystems that have driven growth in new markets, offerings and geographies. He has also led strategic initiatives to fundamentally change and expand business models helping these organizations expand across the divide between technology, data, analytics and services.
In corporate development/M&A roles he has led teams that have executed more than 100 M&A/strategic transactions ($10B in capital), driving massive expansion and strategic repositioning. He has closed 18 corporate venture investments supporting key ecosystem relationships while yielding highly attractive returns.
Michael has also served in CFO/COO and GM roles for high growth technology businesses and units. Michael has scaled and professionalized operations in product management/innovation, finance, marketing operations, HR and legal. Michael has led multiple rounds of financing and built out management teams to support growth. He has also led operational restructuring initiatives to improve and scale operations driving margin and revenue growth.
Michael holds a BA, MA, JD and MBA from the University of Chicago. Michael is a frequent speaker on corporate growth and innovation. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on innovation, M&A and strategic transactions. Michael has served on public and private corporate boards as well as the Alumni Board of Governors at the University of Chicago.