Family Office Partner
Michael has been associated with VRG Capital Corp. since 2013. He is an entrepreneur and successful businessman, having built several international technology companies.
Michael serves as chairman of Real Matters, a company he co-founded in 2004. Real Matters is a leader in property information systems and one of the fastest-growing private companies in North America.
Prior to that, Michael founded InSystems Technologies. InSystems, which was sold to the Standard Register Company in 2002, won several industry awards, including the Deloitte top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada and top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S., Top 100 Employers to Work For in Canada, one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, and numerous other technology and innovation awards. Early in his career, Michael started Mica Data Systems, which became a leader in insurance administration systems. Mica Data Systems was sold to FRI Systems in 1987.
Active in business associations and committed to the community, Michael has twice been campaign cabinet chair for the United Way of York Region. He is also vice-chair of Polo for Heart, which has raised more than $6 million for Heart and Stroke-related causes. In 2003, he was recognized with the prestigious Canadian Venture Capital Association Entrepreneur of the Year award.