Michael F. O'Connell is the head Managing Director at M2O, Inc. He oversees the assessment of investment opportunities and reviews the ongoing performance of portfolio companies. Michael also sits on the board of American Biosurgical, Inc. For most of his career, Michael was President and Managing Director of Anhalt, O'Connell & Steffanci Inc., a Los Angeles-based investment management firm with almost $1 billion under management. In 1992, Michael purchased the National Lines Bureau, a ship mooring company operating at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, the largest (combined) commercial port in America. This initial, successful investment prompted many more and Michael soon shifted his focus from investment management to venture capital. Today, he leads M2O with a portfolio of more than 30 companies. Michael holds a B.A., with high honors, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.