Michael is responsible for Exponent Partners’ long-term financial success as Vice President of Finance and Operations.
Prior to Exponent Partners, Michael served as Chief Financial Officer at StudentsFirst and before that, he founded OrgAmi, a nonprofit organization providing management consulting and comprehensive back-office support to other nonprofit organizations throughout California. In this capacity, he served as CFO of EnCorps Teachers Program, an organization that recruits STEM professionals and helps them become teachers in high-need California public schools. He also brings experience as Controller at NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm that funds and supports education entrepreneurs, and Controller at Common Sense Media, a national nonprofit focused on media literacy.
Michael holds an MBA from the School of Management at the University of San Francisco and a BA in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley. He is passionate about his family, wine, food, “Arbocizing,” and, in general, being Oaklandish, and drives change by eschewing obfuscators, serving on the boards of several NGOs, and volunteering in Jingletown.