Michael Seedman is an entrepreneur, investor, consultant, designer, and seasoned business executive. His leadership roles include Senior Vice President and General Manager of U.S Robotics, Industrial Partner for Ripplewood Holdings, Executive Partner at SAC Private Capital, and Executive Partner at Siris Capital. He has also started multiple companies, including Practical Peripherals and Entrega Technologies, both of which sold to strategic investors. Michael presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the Adler Planetarium, as well as three private boards. Michael is also involved with FIRST Robotics as the Illinois sponsor for First Tech Challenge.