Co-Founder & Partner Emeritus
Michael is the Co-Founder & Partner Emeritus of Elm Equity Partners. From 2015 through 2017, Michael served on the board and as COO of EEP’s portfolio companies, Insynq and CloudRunner, as well as their parent company, Cloud X Partners. Prior to founding Elm Equity Partners in 2013, Michael reported to the CEO and co-founder of Tradeweb: the global pioneer and leader in electronic trading for bonds and derivatives ($300 Billion is traded daily across Tradeweb's global platform). During his time at Tradeweb, Michael held a variety of Strategy & Operational roles and was instrumental in reshaping US Market Strategy, Global Pricing, Swap Execution, Treasury Strategy, and Acquisition & Systems Integration. Michael started his career as a trader at Goldman Sachs, where he worked across 3 of Goldman's most prestigious trading desks: Equity Derivatives, G10 FX Spot, and Electronic & Algorithmic trading. Michael is an avid private real estate investor in New York City, and frequently advises on investments and movements into the residential space, specifically in Manhattan. Michael is widely considered one of the world's foremost experts on accessing private institutions of higher education, cloud computing, electronic trading software, currency trading, block chain technology, private investment management, special needs awareness, and fundraising.
Michael holds a BS in Economics from Duke University and a Certificate of Mastery in Econometrics from the London School of Economics. He also serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Chance Academic Advising, Inc., is a member of the Duke Alumni Leadership Council, and a Trustee of the Unique New York Family Trust.