Michael serves as a Financial Analyst at Venture First. Michael has served over 8 companies since 2014 and helped facilitate capital raises in excess of $6m. Most notably, Michael was the Head of Finance at Fooji, Inc., a multi-million dollar marketing technology company. He was the Co-Founder/President of FA Guide, a wealth management RFP platform, which sold to AdvisorHub in 2017. Michael was the Founder of FinanceU, a higher education crowdfunding platform, and has held positions in wealth management at UBS and Merrill Lynch, Investment Banking at Corporate Finance Associates and Venture Capital at Chrysalis Ventures. As Founding Partner of Defiant Capital, LLC, Michael is an active investor in residential and commercial real estate in the Lexington, KY area. Michael earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Kentucky.
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