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R. Michael Crill, Managing Partner

As a high-tech CFO since 1995, Mike has provided financial stewardship to almost 100 high-tech startups, typically focusing on their initial years of intense growth. He has helped raise over $80MM in angel and venture funding in more than 30 different funding rounds and has managed mergers and acquisitions.

Mike typically contributes to overall business strategy and oversees the preparation of the business and financial plans as well as financial systems implementation. He often culminates his assignment by hiring a full-time CFO as he did at, Sandpiper and Callwave.

You can see more of Mike's work with technology firms in the Clients section. Mike's prior work history includes assignments as a division controller and plant manager with AlliedSignal, an operations analyst with Data General, as a cost accounting consultant and, earlier, an officer supporting the US Army's elite 82nd Airborne division. He left active duty as a Captain in 1989.

Mike holds BS from Syracuse University, magna cum laude, with majors in Finance, Personnel and Industrial Relations, and Managerial Law and a Military Science minor. Mike graduated at the top of his class with an MBA from Duke University. Mike is a winner of the US Army's George C Marshall award and was recognized as the top cadet in the Eastern US region. He was one of the first AlliedSignal employees to be recognized as a Master Black Belt for his work in quantitative methods. Mike is also a past president of Seattle's West Precinct Advisory Council and has received commendations for volunteer work from the city of Seattle. He sits on NWEN's board where and has served as chairman of the screening committee for ESIF.

Mike has built or re-designed three homes and does his own architecture, general contracting, electrical and other work. His efforts have been recognized in several local groups and publications. He has been the keynote speaker at UCSB’s Engineering School Entrepreneurial Awards, a guest lecturer at UW's entrepreneur classes, as well as a speaker at the Band of Angels and a panel member for the MIT Enterprise Forum, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and the California Coast Venture Forum

When he's not working with a start-up, you can often find Mike out running, at the gym, starring in commercials, or with his beautiful young bride and daughter.