Michael joined Oak HC/FT as Venture Partner in 2016. He is a Board Member on Groundspeed and Board Observer on Kasisto and Urjanet.
Michael Heller has more than 25 years of experience in providing information services to the payments and banking industries. He currently also serves as President and board member of FactorTrust, an alternative credit bureau which provides solutions that utilize its rich, proprietary data not available from traditional credit bureaus, driven by a strong technology platform and best-in-class predictive analytics.
Prior to joining Oak HC/FT as a Venture Partner, he served as President and co-founder of Argus Information & Advisory LLC, an information services firm that serves the banking industry in the US and abroad. Michael was responsible for launching the company’s syndicated studies and setting up their data and analytical infrastructure. In addition, he managed Argus’ key partners, including credit bureaus and media measurement organizations.
Before Michael left in 2014, he was focused on international expansion in the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia and South Africa. While at Argus, Michael provided strategic advisory services to most of the 20 largest US banks and eight of the 10 largest UK financial institutions.
Prior to founding Argus, Michael was a consultant at First Manhattan Consulting Group. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA with high honors in mathematics from Wesleyan University.