Michael is the co-founder and CEO of Pearl Health, focused on empowering independent physicians and providers to lead our healthcare system to better and more human outcomes. He served as an early employee and Vice President at Oscar Health Insurance running their largest P&L (+$3 billion) and building their network contracting and early sales systems while building and hiring diverse and deeply capable teams of leaders.
Prior to Oscar, Michael worked for Bridgewater Associates as a manager in the company’s Research, Client Service, and Recruiting departments. While at Bridgewater, he was responsible for 60 investors, managers, and staff reporting to the CEO of the company.
In 2009 he successfully sold DormAid, a college service company, which he launched and ran while he was a student at Harvard and Columbia Business School. Michael has appeared in major media outlets including Fox News, The New York Times, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Wired, and MSNBC.
Michael is the recipient of Columbia’s Feldberg Fellowship, a full tuition merit scholarship in honor of former Dean Feldberg. His mentor of over 15 years is George David, Chairman of Raytheon Technologies. He enjoys reading, exercising, meditation, and meeting interesting people. He is a graduate of Columbia Business School and Harvard College and serves as a Board Member to the Feldberg Fellows of Columbia and the Executive Chairman of the Impact Public Service Fund a non-profit he founded with Robert Reffkin to tackle our hardest social problems and encourage diverse talent to service in public office.