Michael is a Venture Partner at Innogest SGR, the leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm in Italy. Prior to this, Michael has broad responsibility for the evaluation and execution of acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures across Yahoo! as a senior member of the company's Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development group.
Previously, Michael was a Director in Deutsche Bankâ€™s Technology Investment Banking Group specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions. Michael joined Deutsche Bank from Lehman Brothers, where he was a Vice President performing a similar role.
Michael's ten year investment banking experience spans New York, London and San Francisco. Advisory assignments have included international and domestic buy-side, sell-side and general strategic advisory with closed media and technology transactions totaling more than $25 billion. Michaelâ€™s clients have included Yahoo!, Nokia, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Autonomy, Quantum, Seagate, Powerwave, Finisar, Scientific-Atlanta, Telenor, and Flextronics.