Michael is a Principal at Runa, where he works out of the firm’s Palo Alto office. He is currently on the Board of Revegy and ClearMechanic. Michael primarily focuses on regulated industries (fintech, edutech, digital health, etc.) and B2B SaaS businesses.
Prior to joining Runa, Michael was Co-Founder and COO at Octane Lending, where he was responsible for the overall strategy and customer acquisition. While at Octane Lending, he helped launch Roadrunner Financial, a near-prime lender for powersports vehicles. In August 2021, Octane raised a Series D round at $900M+ valuation. He continues to serve on Octane Lending’s Board of Directors.
Prior to Octane Lending, Michael worked in corporate strategy at Capital One, where he focused on growth within retail banking, credit card partnerships, and the pre-paid credit card industry.
Michael graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and is originally from Seattle, WA. Outside of work, he served as a mentor and volunteer for the nonprofit, Defy Ventures, which connects entrepreneurs to formerly incarcerated individuals who seek to launch their own businesses.