Mark IV Capital
Michael is the Director of Private Equities at Mark IV Capital, located in Newport Beach, CA. He invests in private equities, including providing venture capital to rapidly growing early-stage companies. He serves on several boards, including Brandzooka, GigaIO, Matrix Sensors, TitanHST, and OnSite Waste Management.
Prior to joining Mark IV Capital, Michael took part in AT&T's Leadership Development Program, where he created and operated AT&T's Aspire Accelerator. This accelerator focuses on enhancing education by supporting and mentoring the most promising and innovative edTech companies that have the potential to help every student achieve a bright, successful future.
Michael began his career in investment and commercial banking at Bank One and Merrill Lynch, then went on to serve as a Vice President at both JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank, where he led teams as well as managed a discretionary long equity/derivatives portfolio.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Michael attended Ball State University where he received a BS in 2001; he earned an MBA from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business in 2011. His MBA degree included certificates in social, ethical, and environmental responsibility and dispute resolution from the Pepperdine University School of Law.
As a member of Class 23, Michael is serving his fellowship at Mark IV Capital under the mentorship of Jack Crawford (Class 16), General Partner at Impact Venture Capital.