Michael is the Director of Private Equity and Venture Capital operations at HighVista Strategies. He is responsible for fund finance, accounting, financial reporting, client services, treasury management, and service provider governance for Private Equity and Venture Capital. Michael held a similar role at abrdn before joining HighVista in 2023 as part of its acquisition of the abrdn US private markets business. Before joining abrdn, Michael spent 14 years with BlackRock in their Global Accounting and Product Services group. Prior to that, Michael spent 4 years with Ernst & Young in their New York Financial Services office, focusing primarily on audits of various types of investment companies. Michael received a BS from Rutgers Undergraduate School of Business, New Brunswick.