Michael leads a team of six investment specialists at Investec Ventures which is part of the Investec Group in Ireland and manages a €75 million venture capital fund established under the Enterprise Ireland Venture Capital Programme. The Fund invests between €1m - €5 m in Irish companies across a range of sectors and stages of development and has, to date, invested in 17 companies.
Michael joined KPMG and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has over 20 years investment experience in the venture capital industry in Ireland, focussing on the financing needs of SMEs. Michael has served as a finance director in an international consultancy and a start-up manufacturing company. He joined NCB in 1997 to establish the Ventures division which he has successfully managed, raising 3 funds with backing from institutional investors.
Michael is an Economics graduate from Trinity College Dublin, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and he has been a director of the Irish Venture Capital Association for 15 years.