Michael is a seasoned technology entrepreneur, investor, and executive with more than 24 years of experience with early stage companies. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Carbon38, a luxury apparel brand for women. He was one of the original founding partners of Rustic Canyon Partners, a technology-focused venture fund with over $850 million under management. He has personally overseen $150 million in direct investment in 33 companies over the last 12 years as a venture capitalist. Previously, he was director of corporate investments with Times Mirror, overseeing its venture capital portfolio. Prior to his tenure at Times Mirror, Michael was a consultant with the Los Angeles office of the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on online financial services, convergence issues, high technology and aerospace. Before joining the Boston Consulting Group, he was an investment banking associate in the emerging markets group at Lehman Brothers. Michael earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Wharton School of Business and he received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in international relations from Brown University. Michael is Treasurer/Board member of the Korean-American Coalition, Treasurer/Board member of Upward Bound House, and President of the Board of the Santa Monica Symphony. He also serves as a class agent for Phillips Exeter Academy and on the Advisory Committee for Diversity for Brown University.
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