Michael is the Chief Revenue Officer and a Partner at Plug and Play. He leads sales (~$100M) and corporate partnerships globally, with a client list of over 500 $1B+ companies. Michael is responsible for market expansion, including launching Plug and Play's first offices in Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, and Africa. Michael is the Managing Partner of the Plug and Play Future Commerce Fund, a commerce focused fund with LP's including Kohl's, PVH, and TJX.
In 2013, Michael founded the Brand & Retail program, Plug and Play's first ever industry specific startup accelerator. Through this program, Michael has sourced and led over 50 commerce focused seed stage investments, including Honey ($4B acquisition by PayPal), Kustomer ($1B acquisition by Facebook), and Rappi ($8B valuation). This program paved the way for Plug and Play launching 17 additional industry specific programs including Fintech, Insuretch, Mobility, Sustainability and Smart Cities in the years following.
Prior to Plug and Play, Michael was VP of Marketing at Zuli, a Bluetooth automation startup backed by Menlo Ventures and Logitech.
Michael graduated Cum Laude from Whittier College with a B.A. in Business Administration, a concentration in Marketing and International Business and distinction as Most Outstanding Graduate In Business Administration, Most Outstanding Student in International Business Concentration, and Presidential Scholar - Athlete of the Year.