Mike is a Principal at FedTech which is a Venture Building Firm that works closely with government agencies innovation units. Mike currently leads FedTech’s largest program, The Defense Innovation Accelerator, where the Department of Defense (DoD) combines breakthrough technologies from DoD research labs with expert entrepreneurs in order to spin out startups. Before FedTech, Mike was the Director of Accelerator Programs at Stadia Ventures. Mike has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He served as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in US Army Intelligence and a Commissioned Officer in the US Army Infantry Branch. Mike’s expertise is in Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Organizational Process Improvement, and Business Development. Mike previously served as the Executive Director and Board Chair for the BALSA Foundation, and currently serves as the Treasurer of the Esports Trade Association.