Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services
Chapter Board - SF Bay Area
Michael was the Chief Financial Officer of Focus Business Bank prior to its sale in August 2015. Prior to starting Focus Business Bank in 2007, Michael was CFO of Legacy Bank where he focused on its management led turnaround. He transitioned back to an operating role after working in various capacities at a west coast-based private equity firm and hedge fund. Previously, Michael was a senior investment banker with Merrill Lynch and Fox-Pitt, Kelton where he provided strategic advice to financial service companies. Michael started his career as an accountant at Silicon Valley Bank, ending his tenure there as a member of the development team.
Michael resides in San Francisco with his wife Shinobu and their daughter. He played soccer at San Jose State University and holds a BS degree in Accounting.