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Michael started his career as a nuclear submarine officer aboard the USS La Jolla (SSN-701), and his experience in that dynamic and demanding environment prepared him well for life as a serial entrepreneur.  Over twenty years later, Michael brings a wealth of general management, sales, marketing and new business development experience to FeatureX.

Before joining FeatureX, Michael was founder and CEO of Tripleshot, the first game-proof block trading solution for institutional traders. Michael invented the market construction technique used by Tripleshot (US Patent 8,732,065).

Prior to Tripleshot, Michael built a variety of high-growth sales, client service, and business development teams for small to mid-sized enterprise software firms, including Charles River Development and Aritas Securities.  He also has significant experience creating business alliances between companies of all sizes, including between US and international companies.

Michael earned a BS in computer science and philosophy at Notre Dame, has a MS in engineering from MIT, and a MA in business from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  He is an advisor to local startups and a VMS mentor at MIT.