Michael is the CEO of Blockchain Ventures International, CEO of ICO Management Ltd, CEO & Publisher of “Blockchain Daily News” (www.blockchainChimp.com), Executive Member of The Blockchain Council, and President of Bryant Trust Ltd.
He additionally serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Boards for the DIGITAL CURRENSY (DCC) ICO, the GREEK FOOD CORRIDORS (GFC) ICO, the CARGO COIN (CRGO) ICO, and the Decibels (DCBL) ICO, as well as an Advisory Board member for the VAULTITUDE (formerly IPCHAIN Database) ICO, The DOUBLE LAND GAME ICO, the LIGHTCASH ICO, and the BBILLER ICO.
Michael serves as an Adjunct Professor of “International Accounting” and “International Corporate Finance” in the Masters in International Business program at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, and as a guest lecturer on Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies at the Moscow University of Finance & Law (MFUA).
In addition to acquiring eleven late stage companies during his career, with revenues ranging from $2 million to $120 million, Michael was the founder of six startup companies, with activities ranging from 4-D Printing and online mining supply, to Education & Training and Musician Promotion. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE).
Michael began his career in 1982 with a BSc. in Finance & Accounting from the University of South Carolina, after serving as a White House Intern in the Ronald Reagan administration. During his career he furthered his education by earning a MBA in International Business from Georgia State University, and a MA in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Harvard University and Tufts University.