Had a great time dissecting the complex topic of when a SPAC is the right vehicle for a company with Joshua Wilson on The Deal Scout podcast. As with any capital tool, understanding how it works and where it’s best used is the difference between using a hammer on a nail and using a hammer to crack an egg!

The SPAC market has exploded in the last couple of years. Many growth company CEOs are being contacted by a number of SPACs. These CEOs need to consider whether the SPAC is the right vehicle for the next phase of growth and just as importantly how to choose the right SPAC to partner with.

Michael is a seasoned executive with a track record of driving growth and strategic change through organic and inorganic investment/expansion. He is a Founder/Managing Partner of Trajectory Capital, an investment firm focused on disruptive technologies in large addressable markets. He is also President and CFO of Trajectory Alpha, a NYSE-listed (ticker: TCOA) special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Michael has held corporate development, strategy, and general management leadership roles in global technology, information services, and professional services companies including VeriSign, LexisNexis Group, IRI, GE Capital, and Deloitte.

Michael holds a BA, MA, JD, and MBA from the University of Chicago. Michael is a frequent speaker on corporate growth and innovation. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on innovation, M&A, and strategic transactions. Michael has served on public and private corporate boards as well as the Alumni Board of Governors at the University of Chicago. Michael lives in the New York area with his wife and daughter.