Michael is an entrepreneur, investor and healthcare strategist with 30 years of experience leading technology-enabled healthcare organizations.
Michael is an Executive Partner with Shore Capital, a micro-cap investment firm based in Chicago, IL. He began working with Shore Capital in 2011.
Michael also serves on faculty at Vanderbilt University where he teaches Healthcare Innovation and Launching New Ventures in the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Previously, Michael was the founder and CEO of Narus Health, a transformational healthcare concierge organization serving self-insured employers. Founded in 2015, the company became part of Lucent Health in 2019.
Prior to forming Narus Heath, Michael was the founding President and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, serving in that capacity from 2010-2015. Michael served as the Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2014-2016.
From 2000-2007, Michael served as President of ParadigmHealth. ParadigmHealth specialized in the management of clinically complex patients and is now part of Optum Health.
From 1993 – 2000, Michael was President and Founder of Theraphysics, a venture-backed specialty rehabilitation firm. Theraphysics was acquired by Beverly Enterprises in 1998.
Michael began his career at Hospital Corporation of America after graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1983. Michael also holds an MBA from Belmont University and a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.