Local Businessman and Entrepreneur
Mike Green, a retired businessman with a background in business and technology, currently serves as the Chairman of the West Virginia Growth Investment Fund and Managing Director of Mountain State Capital, both providing mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education in 2009 and served as the Board President from July, 2015 to January, 2017. Mr. Green is also a board member of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation.
Mr. Green serves as an adviser, investor and board member for several privately held technology companies. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Boston University and a master's degree in numerical science from Johns Hopkins University. He began his career in 1969 as a mathematician, cryptanalyst and software developer at the National Security Agency. In 1979, he began his career in the private sector and held executive positions with a number of successful technology companies. Mr. Green dedicates much of his time to working with early stage companies, angel investment groups, lecturing on a variety of business and investment issues and coaching entrepreneurs.