Mike began his career as a corporate financial analyst for Sun Oil Company. He became a Founding Partner of CooperNeff, a boutique options market-making and derivatives trading firm where he established and built the Chicago Exchange business and OTC trading operations. He relocated to London after CooperNeff’s merger with BNP Paribas and then to Radnor, Pennsylvania to start and manage an equity derivatives trading group.
Upon retirement from BNP Paribas, Mike became a Founding Partner of Gamma Capital, responsible for VC and hedge fund activities. Following Gamma, he was a Partner in Granite Peak Capital, a hedge fund.
Mike serves on The Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.