Michel is Managing Partner at Maverick Ventures Israel, working with startups across the Israeli startup ecosystem. Before that he spent over a decade at and was the Global Head of Product Development at Gems Fund of Funds, which at its peak managed over $7.5 billion. He previously worked at Banco Patrimonio, Chase Manhattan Bank and J.P. Morgan. He has been responsible for the design, structure and implementation of a local fund of hedge funds worth US$ 1 billion, in addition to an advisory desk for local markets, currency trading and creating structured trades. Michel holds a Production Engineering degree from the University of Sao Paulo, and a Master of Business Administration conferred jointly by Kellogg School of Management and Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration. Michel is the Chairman of Aish TLV, which bridges the gap between religious and non-religious young leaders. He is also the Chairman of Beit Brasil, which helps Brazilian Olim in their first year in Israel.