Michael Adler, Senior Managing Partner

As the Senior Managing Partner at AC Lion, Michael brings over 20 years of investment banking, venture capital, operational, strategic and recruiting experience. Michael has an unparalleled passion and plenty of hands-on experience helping early to late stage VC funded companies secure key talent for growth, from inception to exit.


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  • Brings over 20 years experience and has helped build AC Lion’s Emerging Technology practice since joining in 2002.

  • Clients have included: WebMD, Google, Yahoo, Innovid, Interclick, Ogilvy, IAC, R/GA, Experian/Cheetahmail, Mashable

  • Industry focus: Digital Media and Emerging Technology (SaaS, On-Demand, E-commerce, Ad:tech)

  • Hails from the investment banking and venture capital world

  • Worked at BofA and TD securities, financing gaming, entertainment  and telecom companies globally

  • Head of investments for a VC Incubator running a portfolio of 18 startup companies with three major exits

  • Angel Investor, Board of Adviser for numerous startups, mentor, and frequent speaker at incubators and accelerators on hiring pitfalls for early stage CEO’s

  • Avid Surfer who has traveled the world searching for the perfect waves, die-hard sports fan, and a passion for helping early stage companies grow