Mike Gagnon serves as the President of Alumage Advisors, providing strategy, financing, M&A and CEO advisory services to technology companies and financial institutions alike, including throughout the Connected Lighting/IoT, Horticultural, and emerging Lighting for Health ecosystems.
With 30 years experience in LED lighting, semiconductors, wireless and networking technologies, Mike has delivered $1.2B in deals worldwide and increased shareholder value by $2.6B, in working with companies from start-up to $500M revenue.
Mike also founded the LED High Bay and C&I Smart Lighting Reports in 2013, recognized by the U.S. DoE as "the most comprehensive database of its kind in the industry".
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.