Prior to joining SVB in October 2003, Michael worked at LCconnect Inc., a financial technology startup he co-founded in January 2000. Previously, Michael had been involved in the international, corporate and investment banking markets since 1982. Prior to starting LCconnect, Michael was co-head of Credit Lyonnais Securities' Corporate Advisory Group, which he started in 1995. Before joining Credit Lyonnais in 1991, Michael served nine years at the Irving Trust Company, which was subsequently acquired by the Bank of New York. There he worked in the corporate banking division from 1988 until 1991 and the international banking division from 1983 to 1988. Michael received a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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