Michael is an entrepreneur, early-stage technology investor and Managing Director of Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises.

Over his nearly 20-year career, Michael has served both large enterprises and start-ups in a variety of roles, including CEO, head of Marketing, head of Product Development and Programmer. Most recently, Michael co-founded Cloud Sherpas in 2008, and remained a member of the senior leadership team running Global Marketing as the business scaled to nearly $200MM revenue and over 1,100 employees before exiting to Accenture in 2015. As SVP Marketing at Cloud Sherpas, Michael led a team of 60 marketing and business development professionals responsible for brand strategy, communications, demand creation and lead nurturing for the leading cloud advisory and technology services provider.

When not working with start-ups, you might find Michael spending time outdoors, in the mountains or on the water, enjoying time with his wife and two children.