Mike Hersh is currently an active mentor for Techstars, Boomtown and MergeLane in Boulder as well as ATDC in Atlanta. He is on the Board of Directors and an active participant at CloudTags as well as Fitmetrix and on the Advisory Board of OpenbookBen. Recently he served as an active Board Member and investor of ShopVisible, which recently had a successful exit and sold to Epicor.
Michael Hersh was formerly the Director of The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech, an internationally-known technology startup incubator.
During his 30-year career in the software and financial services industries, Hersh has become known for his entrepreneurial approach to managing large project teams and to driving the growth of innovative startups. In 1999, he helped launch ZC Sterling, a financial services company, where he built one of its business units into a $200 million entity with 350 employees. ZC Sterling was subsequently purchased by QBE, a top 20 insurance company based in Sydney, Australia. Earlier in his career, Hersh worked with GE Capital and Accenture, developing several sales-force automation and expert system software applications. Most recently, Hersh has focused on helping innovative startups as an angel investor and mentor.