Mike is Senior Director of Education at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Mike supports Schusterman’s efforts to improve K-12 education across the U.S., with a focus on professional learning, teacher preparation, and diversifying the education workforce. Prior to joining Schusterman, Mike was a Partner at the Bridgespan Group, where he co-led Bridgespan’s Education Practice and where his work has spanned early childhood education, secondary education, and postsecondary education. He has worked with nonprofit organizations, school districts, charter school networks, public-private partnerships, public commissions, and foundations – all with a focus on improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged students.
Prior to joining Bridgespan, Mike was a partner at Marakon Associates, an international strategy consulting firm, where he led Marakon's San Francisco office and North American talent organization. Mike serves as the Chair of the Board for Stand for Children. Mike earned a PhD in economics and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught economics as an instructor for four years while earning his degree. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and psychology from The University of Michigan and, before returning to graduate school, he worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.