Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2019, Mike was a Director at OMERS pension plan in the venture capital and growth equity groups. Previously, he was the CEO of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Mike also co-founded a management consulting firm and has held senior executive roles at various major Canadian corporations including Bell Canada. Prior to entering the private sector, Mike worked for the Government of Canada, first as a research economist and then as a political and policy advisor to the Minister of Finance.
Mike also has worked as an economist on World Bank-funded international development projects and taught economics at the university level. He is a frequent commentator in both broadcast and print media on the state of the Canadian private capital markets.
Mike received a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.