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Michael Cole


Michael Cole is Chief Financial Officer of eMed.  Prior to that. 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.