Michael has provided executive leadership to technologically driven product companies for more than a decade. Prior to Swiftmile he was Founder & COO of Elite, a horticultural product incubator focused on novel chemical formulations, water-efficient technologies, and agricultural sensor/data applications. Michael also previously served as CFO of Ergomotion, a $100 million annual revenue supplier of power beds, where he led multiple transaction opportunities culminating in a successful acquisition in 2014. Previously, Michael successfully founded and exited both Origin Capital (now Origin Investments), an opportunistic real estate fund and ASI, a Chicago-based management consulting firm focused on building strategic advantage through innovation in public and private companies. He began his career at IBM.