Spirit Award Recipient, 2010
Mike Napoli is the founder and Chairman of the Absolute Return Group,an institutional investment advisor. He has been mentoring and investing early stage companies since 1997 and a member of the Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investor network in the U.S., since 2000. He currently is the President of the Tech Coast Angels (TCA) Inland Empire Network, Past Chairman of TCA and serves on the Tech Coast Angels Board of Governors. He also is involved with several other entrepreneurial organizations in Southern California. He has an extensive background in investment management, having held senior positions with Wilshire Associates, Bankers Trust Company and Drexel Burnham Lambert. In 2008 Mike founded Performing Arts LIVE, a community service promoting performing arts events in Southern California. He is the Executive Director at Performing Arts LIVE and advises numerous Performing Arts organizations on a variety of strategic and marketing issues.