Michael is a strategy consultant and executive coach focused on improving the performance of mission-focused non-profits in and out of education. Over the past three years, he has worked with a range of clients to develop strategic plans (org assessment, priority development, growth strategy, budgeting, etc), and has coached leaders through the implementation of those plans with teams and other stakeholders. Michael spent eight years as Chief External Relations Officer, President, and Co-CEO at New Schools for New Orleans, where he developed three strategic plans yielding $140 million in philanthropy and federal grants for public education in New Orleans. Michael joined NSNO following his time with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in New York. While at McKinsey, Michael worked on a number of education-related projects, including serving on the team that developed Pennsylvania’s Race to the Top application strategy.
Prior to McKinsey, Michael taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade math in public schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. Before that, Michael spent nearly eight years acting in, directing, and producing theater in New York and Los Angeles. Michael is a graduate of Harvard College, received a teaching degree from Pace University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the Broad Residency class of 2010-2012.