Michael works with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and corporations to build next-generation technology ventures. Over the years, Michael has developed ways to foster these young businesses with Redwood's sister seed funds and acceleration services. Michael and his team run executive searches for "C" level executives and the core executive team that will drive the overall business. In addition, Michael conducts Board searches for both the placement of key Independent Directors as well as Advisory Boards that have been selected early on to help ventures gain traction. Michael provides a range of services to entrepreneurs including acceleration strategies, seed capital, office space, and the full range of human capital services including syndication to the best suited venture capital firms. He is on the Board of trustees contributing to student advancement programs as well as a member of the 1824 Society. Michael is on the Board of the New York Venture Capital Association and he co-Chairs Friends of Belfast.
Managing Partner and Founder
Michael is a graduate of Cazenovia College in central New York with a Bachelor's in Science.
Kailah Matyas has been with Redwood since shortly after the Company was founded and is responsible for global assignments. She specifically covers Redwood's European, US and Asia Pacific regions. Her years of experience working with international high-growth companies have made her an expert at interpreting business goals into human capital needs and realizing the best people to build successful businesses. She has successfully built global executive teams for companies within the mobile, internet and digital media sectors and has particular expertise with cross border searches. Kailah opened Redwood's London office and has been instrumental in developing the Company's global Executive Search practice. She has been with Redwood for over seventeen years and was previously with a startup where she was responsible for building and launching their web/eCommerce strategy.
Kailah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from George Washington University.
Kyle is Redwood Partners’ Human Capital Director. His responsibilities include managing research and identifying top talent. Kyle is constantly analyzing the market for executives who have built next generation ventures, tracking them and their origins from early stage to exit. He works tirelessly to keep this information up to date and in real time so we have an understanding of executives’ earn outs and timing for that next great venture.
Human Capital Director
Kyle is a graduate of Plattsburgh State University of New York with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
Kelsey is a Human Capital Analyst with Redwood Partners. Her responsibilities include research and managing our human capital database. In addition, Kelsey works to constantly define and update our understanding of the industry ecosystem as the marketplace evolves.
Human Capital Analyst
Kelsey graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
Jessica is an Associate with Redwood Partners. She is responsible for working with the Executive Search team supporting research, administration and client relationships. Jessica is a key member of the Redwood team acquiring all of the relevant information and updates neededto run highly transparent processes for our Boards, CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Jessica graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.