Michael began his career working for Banco Garantia in 1994, a leading Brazilian investment bank, and lived in Brazil while working in the equity research department.
Upon his return to New York, Michael headed the sales trading operations for their top-ranked Brazilian equity brokerage division.
In August 1998, he moved to Credit Suisse First Boston when the two banks merged and remained there heading up their sales trading efforts for all of Latin America.
Michael has been a selected speaker at a number of financial and regulatory associations around the country including: SEC Round Table “Discussion About the Future Regulation of the Hedge Fund Industry”, and “Global Financial Stability Report,” a government sponsored report highlighting his early concern about leverage and counterparty risk building in the financial system.
Michael is a member of the New York City Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), a peer networking organization for young chief executives that provides access to unique educational and networking experiences designed to support their businesses, communities and personal leadership.
Michael also serves as Chairman of the Board of The River Fund - New York, an organization whose mission is feeding and empowering those they serve to move beyond the lines of poverty.
Additionally, Michael serves as Treasurer for Baby Buggy, a New York-based organization dedicated to supporting destitute families and the raising of their children. In addition, Michael is a member of the Board of Governors for the Metropolitan Club of NY.
In 2012, Michael was honored by Henry Street Settlement for his contribution to charitable causes.
Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.