Michael Green is Chair of the West Virginia Growth Investment Fund and Managing Director of Mountain State Capital; both providing funding and mentorship to entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. Mr. Green is also a board member of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, an organization committed to developing projects and relationships with federal agencies, national and international companies to perform cutting-edge research and development projects. Mr. Green was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education in 2009 and served as the Board President from July 2015 until January 2017.
Mr. Green began his career in 1969 as a mathematician, cryptanalyst, and software developer at the National Security Agency. In 1979, he left the federal government and entered the private sector and held multiple executive roles in several technology companies, including FORE Systems, a manufacturer of high-speed networking equipment, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of global sales. FORE Systems was sold to Marconi in 1999 for $4.5 billion. After FORE, Mr. Green served as president of field operations for Loudcloud Inc. Founded by internet legend Marc Andreessen, Loudcloud provided cloud services (later renamed Opsware) and sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007.
Mr. Green earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Boston University and a master’s degree in numerical science from Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife reside in Morgantown, West Virginia and have four children and eight grandchildren.