Mr. Michael Firmage is a Managing Director at Horizon Partners. He also serves as General Partner at Horizon Venture Capital. He joins Horizon from Hillhouse Capital Advisors, a boutique financial services firm that he founded to provide restructuring and M&A services to middle-market technology companies. At Hillhouse, he advised DSI on its sale to Global Tel*Link, among other transactions. Prior to Hillhouse, he was a Senior Associate at Arbor Advisors where he executed a number of transactions for growing technology companies. He advised Cooligy on its sale to Emerson Electric and BuySeasons on its sale of Deals.com. He worked on a number of other successful transactions, such as the sale of Internet Media to Kennet Partners and the sale of Deals2Buy.com to Austin Ventures. Earlier in his career, he performed due diligence on software and Internet investments as an Associate at a venture fund. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, graduating with Distinction in Finance & the Law.