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.