Michael began his investment career in the securities industry in 1984 joining Davis Skaggs, a San Francisco based securities firm. In 1994, Michael founded Lynx Capital Group, one of the earliest hedge funds on the West Coast, focusing on technology investing. In 1998, Michael founded and served as CEO of Provident and Healthaxis Insurance, which was the first fully digital health insurance company to sell policies direct to consumers online, partnering with America Online. Between the late 1990’s and today, Michael has founded and served as CEO of numerous venture capital-backed businesses including companies backed by Bain Capital, Intel Ventures and Newspring Capital. As a member of Fortress’ founding team, Michael is responsible for finance operations, corporate strategy and business development.