PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Michael Cole is President & Chief Financial Officer of eMed. Michael is responsible for leading major operational, financial and corporate functions, including technology and development, sales and marketing, M&A, corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, accounting, human resources, legal, and corporate administration. He helps drive the company as it expands into new verticals across the digital health ecosystem to expand its role as a leading digital healthcare platform. Prior to eMed, he founded SevenSaoi Capital, a private equity investment firm, in 2016. Michael was also President of MAEVA Group, a turnaround-oriented merchant bank, in 2014-15. For most of his career, Michael was with Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), a Chicago-based private equity firm that manages $23B in equity capital. He was a Managing Director on the TMT team, and also worked on health care investments. Prior to joining MDP, Michael was an investment banker in the Health Care Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. He was named a “Top 40 Global Dealmaker Under 40” by Dealmaker Magazine and a “Top 40 Under 40” leader by Crain’s Chicago Business. Michael currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO), the Big Shoulders Fund, and The Lyric Opera of Chicago, for the latter two of which he is a member of the Investment Committee.
Past board memberships and board observer roles include: Alaska Native Wireless (sold to AT&T Wireless), CBeyond Communications (Nasdaq: CBEY, sold to Birch Communications), Council Tree Hispanic Broadcasters(sold to Comcast/NBCU), Madison River Communications (sold to CenturyLink), Merge Healthcare (sold to IBM), Intelsat (NYSE: I, sold to BC Partners), MessageLabs (sold to Symantec), MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS, sold to T-Mobile), Reiman Publications (sold to Readers’ Digest), Sorenson Communications, Telemundo Communications Group (sold to Comcast/NBCU), The Topps Company, Univision (sold to ForgeLight), Wind Telecom (sold to VimpelCom), and XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR, sold to Sirius XM). Michael is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He holds an AB in Government, with honors, from Harvard College.