Michael Gorman is a founding Managing Director of Split Rock Partners. Gorman focuses on investments in software and services companies based in Minnesota and the surrounding region.
Prior to founding Split Rock Partners, Gorman was Managing General Partner of St. Paul Venture Capital, which he joined in 1995 and focused on software and services investments. In addition, Gorman led St. Paul Venture Capital's efforts in the Minnesota market, and is a current or former director of thirteen Minnesota companies. He is an active supporter of the local entrepreneurial community, and works closely with organizations providing guidance to emerging companies. In addition, Michael served as president of the Minnesota Venture Capital Association in 2000 and 2001.
Gorman holds a bachelor's degree in economics and public policy from Duke University, as well as MBA and JD degrees from Harvard University. He began his venture capital career with the Harvard Management Company. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with Bain & Company, where he assisted clients in the development and execution of corporate strategies.