currently serves as Chairman of Zanttz, Inc., Executive Chairman of CypherPath, Director of Real-Time Innovations, and Managing Director of NewLine Ventures, LLC. Previously, he founded SafeView, Inc. (sold to L3 Communications) and co-founded Integrated Systems Inc., which he helped take public (INTS, merged with WindRiver Systems and later acquired by Intel).
Mike was a co-founder and General Partner of Zilkha Venture Partners and has served as a Venture Partner with the Paladin Capital Group, ePlanet Ventures I and II, an Entrepreneur in Residence at Vanguard Ventures, and a Sr. Advisory Director of Investcorp.
Mike has been a Consulting Associate Professor the Stanford University Department of Management Science and Engineering since 1988, where he co-developed of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program with Professor Tom Byers and is the academic director of the Stanford-Lille SCPD Executive Education Program. He is a founding professor of Stanford’s Technology Venture Formation, one of the most highly rated courses in the School of Engineering, which he co-teaches with Audrey MacLean, a leading Silicon Valley Angel investor. Concurrently, Mike is also a Consulting Associate Professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
Mike received a Bachelors and Masters (equivalent) in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, an MSEE from Stanford, and an MBA, with Distinction, from the Pepperdine Presidential/Key Executive Program. He is a graduate of the Stanford/AEA Institute for the Management of High Technology Companies and a Babson Fellow in Entrepreneurship Education.