Mike Gagnon serves as the President of Alumage Advisors, providing strategy, including financing, M&A and CEO advisory services to emerging technology and established companies throughout the LED lighting ecosystem. Mike also founded the LED C&I Smart Lighting Report, recognized by the DoE in 2013 as "the most comprehensive database of its kind in the industry".
With 30 years experience in LED lighting, semiconductors and wireless technologies, Mike has delivered $1.2B in deals worldwide and increased shareholder value by $2.6B, in working with companies from start-ups to $500M revenue.
Prior to Alumage, Mike was engaged in semiconductor--related technology strategy and M&A services, and founded GTV Capital, which he merged with Vista Ventures, creating a $75M venture capital fund focused on semiconductor, networking and data services companies. He has also held executive positions as a start-up CEO, managed a $100M P/L within a F1000 company and has evaluated ~1,000 technology companies during his career.
Mike has an MBA from California State University, a BSEE from UMASS, studied strategic planning at Harvard University and is a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute. He is engaged in social entrepreneurship in his community and has served on the venture review committees at MIT and UMASS.