Michael Priest is chief operating officer of Miura Global Management, LLC, a global long-short equity hedge fund, and a director to its investment holding companies.
During more than 30 years in business, he has held roles including CFO of Miura; accounting manager at Jennison Associates, LLC; staff accountant at Group Health Incorporated; and staff auditor for two CPA firms on Long Island.
A graduate of Hofstra University’s undergraduate business program and Fordham’s MBA program, Priest is an adjunct instructor and regular speaker at the Gabelli School of Business, where he advises the school’s leadership on entrepreneurship issues.
He is a lead seed investor, along with the NYU Innovation Venture Fund, in Tagasauris, Inc., a developer of a patent-pending platform designed to teach computers the content of a picture or video.
A certified public accountant in New York State, Priest is actively involved with professional organizations in accounting and with the Union League Club.