Michael Abbott co-founded Columbia Care in 2012 and serves as Executive Chairman. He also serves as Chairman of its’ Board of Directors and sits on its Nominating and Governance Committee. Michael joined Swiss Bank Corporation in 1990 as an Associate in Equity Capital Markets and was transferred to the Bank’s Chicago branch in 1993 to work with SBC O’Connor. In 1996, Michael joined Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in the Convertible Trading and Sales Department and later led its Structured Product Trading and Origination Group. Michael co-founded the foreign exchange trading hedge fund, Elysium Capital, in 2002. In 2006 he became Chief Executive Officer and head of the investment committee of Robeco Sage, a multibillion-dollar fund of hedge funds. Michael was appointed Chief Investment Officer of the Cornell University endowment in 2010. In 2012 he became a Managing Director at the Raptor Group, a single family office based out of Boston and New York City. Michael started his professional career in 1983 as a London police officer. He represented the United Kingdom as a marksman with the British team throughout the 1980’s and was the British Police Champion Marksmen in 1986. Michael matriculated at King’s College London’s School of Law, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Laws degree. Michael serves on the Advisory Counsel of King’s College London Business School. Michael was conferred a Fellowship of King’s College, London in December 2020.