Michael Raeford

Board Member

Michael Raeford has more than 20 years experience in internet company management experience. Michael began his career as an investment analyst with Sloan Financial Group, one of the largest black-owned investment firms in the country. In this role, his portfolio included technology stocks in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Shortly after leaving the investment industry, Michael co-founded and led the technology and product development of three start-up companies: eGames Group – online games (sold to Myspace in 2002), SkillJam – online games (sold to Liberty Media in 2004), and Mood Media – in-store music (IPO’ed on London Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2008). Michael and his partners operate and invest in high growth sectors and currently manage a portfolio of companies which they have started across various industries including elder care services (LiveWell) and healthcare staffing (ATC West). Michael currently leads Player Experience at Jam City, a Los Angeles-based mobile game studio with global reach and the creative force behind 6 of the Top 100 highest grossing games across Google Play and Apple App Store, including Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Family Guy: Quest for Stuff, Disney Emoji Blitz, Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, and many others. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from North Carolina Central University.