Educated at Winchester College and long serving Alumni Council Member, Michael went on to study Psychology at the University of Exeter receiving his BSc, and then a MSc in Psychological Research Methods.

Returning home to London, Michael started his career in a Boutique Executive Search firm recruiting Directors and Managing Directors for Banks and Financial Services Consultancies. Aged 27, he set up his own firm, Burlington Search, which has now successfully recruited over 100 people in 14 countries for Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices, Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds, Banks, Law firms, and Consultancies.

Having built a strong international network predominantly in the Alternative Investments industry, Michael was asked to set up and run Boris Becker’s Private Office to centralise his commercial and philanthropic activity around speaking engagements, licensing deals, and equity stakes in Sports, Media, & Entertainment companies. In light of his relationships with niche funds and Family Offices, Michael continues to consult to Entrepreneurs & Business Owners across a variety of industry sectors about corporate development and access to capital.