Mike joined Sutter Hill Ventures as Managing Director in 2008. Mike is the Lead Independent Director at Snowflake Computing (SNOW), where he served as Founding CEO and Founding investor. Previously Mike was Co-Chairman of Pure Storage (PSTG) before and after its 2015 IPO and served as Pure’s Founding CEO and Founding investor. Mike has served as Founding CEO at several other Sutter Hill Ventures’ portfolio companies and is currently a Board Director at Clumio, Ghost Locomotion, Lacework, Observe, Sigma Computing, Sila Nano, Transposit, and several unannounced projects. He led the Series B of Sumo Logic (SUMO) and served as a Board Director from 2011 until 2019. He is a Faculty Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mike previously worked at Yahoo!, Symantec, co-founded Epinions.com, worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and was an analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston. Mike earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School from which he graduated as a Baker Scholar and he earned a B.A. from the University of Arizona.