Michael McKenzie is a Managing Director at Grain Management and brings over 20 years of communications and technology industry experience, including nearly a decade in private equity. Michael focuses on investments in communications infrastructure and technology, including fiber networks, spectrum, cell towers, data centers, and related technologies.
Prior to Grain, Michael helped shape U.S. communications policy in areas such as broadband deployment, spectrum, and emerging technologies as a top FCC official. Before that, Michael held executive roles in strategy and business development at Microsoft Corp., where he focused on the commercialization of emerging platforms. He began his career practicing communications and technology law at Silicon Valley’s Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Washington D.C.’s WilmerHale, after clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Michael graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Virginia and received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He currently serves on the board of directors of Summit Broadband, Hunter Communications, NWS and NewLevel, LLC. Prior directorships include Grain Communications REIT II (acquired by American Tower) and WANRack (acquired by CBRE Group). Michael is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Council on Foreign Relations.