Michael is a Managing Partner of Woodland Management, his family’s investment and family office which Michael has led since 2015. As the General Partner of Partners Edge Funds, a private equity and venture-focused investment fund launched in 2022, Michael oversees the Fund’s investment committee and sits on several portfolio companies’ Boards.
Prior to Woodland Management, Michael served as CEO of Polyconcept, a leading global supplier of Promotional Merchandise where he led the growth of Polyconcept from a small, family-owned business in 1992 into a global leader with annual sales close to $1 Billion. Michael is currently the Interim Chair of the reimagined Tree of Life and oversees the effort to rebuild this site of the worst antisemitic hate crime on US soil into a reimagined institution whose vision is Ending Antisemitism – Together with our allies in all communities combatting identity-based violence and discrimination. Michael holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
To me, Eradicate Hate was the most important gathering of 2021 for those of us who work on issues related to domestic extremism and organized hate. The Summit uniquely combined a variety of perspectives, including experts, civil society representatives, politicians and policymakers, and the families and loved ones of victims. Eradicate Hate has the important mission of standing against the rising tide of hate and extremism in our society, and it’s an honor to be able to support this mission.