Michael is our Chairman and previously worked with James, our Managing Partner, at Warburg Pincus where they were both partners and managing directors. Michael left Warburg in 1998 to co-found Palamon Capital Partners where he and his partners raised and successfully invested three growth capital funds. Since retiring from Palamon in 2017, Michael has served as a senior advisor to Santé Ventures, a US healthcare venture capital firm, and as chairman of the international board of advisors at the University of Texas in Austin. He is also an advisory board member at Columbia University’s school of international and public affairs and a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations. Before moving into private equity, Michael worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co. and Booz Allen & Co. Michael earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, his MA in international economics from Columbia University and his BA (cum laude) from the University of Texas.