Mike has been a fundamental part of Fairplay since day one. The feedback and advice he gives us have helped us a lot, not only to question ourselves about the direction of the company, but also to improve as entrepreneurs and improve our product. Mike has both a tactical and strategic sensitivity that has guided us in many decisions we have made. Definitely working with Mike has been a highlight in every way, as a partner and friend.
Mike is a Partner at QED, focusing on supporting the portfolio and finding new investment opportunities – with a current focus on Latin America as a region. Mike is passionate about finding the next wave of fintech’s disruptive entrepreneurs and business models – particularly in lending, payments, and anything that helps Small Businesses thrive.
Prior to QED, Mike spent 10 years with Capital One working across several functions and business lines developing a skill set in strategy and analytics. He has always been drawn to data-based strategies and has broad experience in credit risk management, product development, decision sciences, data analytics, testing strategies, marketing, and financial management. In his last role at Capital One, Mike led Small Business lending and was charged with growing the portfolio in the face of growing fintech competition. Mike’s prior responsibilities included leadership roles in account management, retail partnerships, and subprime credit card.
Mike holds MBA degrees from Columbia Business School and London Business School and graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Systems Engineering and Economics. Mike lives with his wife Maggie and two children in Tampa, FL.