Founders' Operating Advisory Group was formed in the summer of 2015 to formalize our firm's relationship with individuals that provide certain advisory services to our full-time team. These services take the form of pre-closing or post-closing assessments of current practices in specific functional areas, as well as other intermittent coaching, mentoring or other services. Members of the Operating Advisory Group meet annually at the Founders Summit, where senior managers from each of Founders’ companies come together to build group-wide knowledge and relationships, as well as visiting with specific companies ad hoc.​

As a member of the Operating Advisory Group at Founders, Michael provides advisory services in regards to the strategic development and performance improvement of each of the portfolio companies, with a special focus on operational turnaround situations.

Michael is a Managing Director of Pomegranate Capital Advisors, an active investor advisory firm. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit (Chair) and Compensation Committees of SunOpta (TSX:SOY; NASDAQ:STKL), as a member of the Board of Directors, and the Audit, Governance and Compensation (Chair), and  Strategy Committees of Phoenix Canada Oil Company Limited (TSX:PCO), and as the Executive Chair of Elevation Brands, LLC, a Boston, MA based gluten-free and allergen-friendly branded food company. He is also Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum, where he serves on the Finance and Philanthropy Committees, and is the former Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

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