Michael’s passions for service and connecting coalesced in 2014 when he founded The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA). The CLA is an action driven coalition of nearly 100 of Chicago’s most successful, benevolent, ambitious, and well-connected young leaders. The CLA serves as a platform for members to share ideas, cultivate relationships, and focus their collective efforts on building a better future for the City of Chicago.
Michael is passionate about community building and using the power of story to bring people together. He is an angel investor and is very involved in the Chicago startup community. Michael serves as a connecter and facilitator, in that he works to bring together the right people, skill sets, mentorship, and funding to help new ventures succeed. Michael first got involved with Songfinch as an investor, prior to joining the team.