President at Blue Heron Venture Group, LLC
Michael’s career has spanned management consulting, senior operating roles in global corporations, and entrepreneurship. Following seven years at McKinsey & Company, he held senior leadership roles at AXA Equitable in the US and started a greenfield business in Europe for AXA Group. He moved to the Hartford area to take on a senior role at The Hartford Insurance Group and later worked as Global COO of BlackRock’s retail asset management business, which included the iShares ETF franchise. He was the second employee of a health insurance startup in the late 1990s, and his most recent role was as COO/CFO of a venture-backed healthcare tech company providing cloud-based software to surgical centers and hospitals.
Michael is currently active as a consultant, striving to maximize value for entrepreneurs and investors, including venture capital and private equity firms. He is a graduate of Williams College with degrees in Economics and Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.