Michael leads Tidemark’s ecosystem efforts and is a member of the investment team. Prior to joining Tidemark, he was a Business Lead at GlossGenius, a leading vertical software platform focused on the beauty and wellness industry, where he led fintech product expansion, directed user growth initiatives, and scaled risk & fraud infrastructure. Prior to that, Michael was an early employee and Chief of Staff at Check, a leading embedded payroll platform. Michael also was a Scout for Susa Ventures and a Venture Partner at Contrary. He started his career at Goldman Sachs within their Investment Banking Group in New York.
Michael graduated with High Distinction from Duke with degrees in Statistics and Economics, where he served as a student representative and full voting member on Duke’s Board of Trustees finance & resources committee. Outside of work, Michael is a huge Bay Area and Duke sports fan, as well as an avid tennis player. He’s also an avid reader and writer, having once authored a #1 Amazon Bestseller on AI.
**Prior investments represents investments made by Tidemark deal team members at their prior investment firms. Other investment professionals not employed by Tidemark were involved in the identification, evaluation, negotiation, investment, execution and operations, and any sale process with respect to such companies. There can be no assurance that Tidemark will have the opportunity to participate in any opportunities similar to the ones described herein. Past experience is not indicative of all or any investments or board participation that may be made by Tidemark (or made available to its partners), and there can be no assurance that Tidemark’s investment team will be successful in identifying investments similar to those described herein or otherwise be able to implement a similar investment strategy, achieve similar investment objectives, or avoid substantial losses. Past experience is not a guarantee of future experience.