As CEO and Founder of Gothams, Matt Michelsen applies his twenty five year career in business, technology and venture capital to the challenges and crises that face local, state, and federal leadership in America. Through Gothams, Matt responded to the emergent coronavirus pandemic as the Executive Chairman of Curative by helping transform a startup COVID-19 detection company into the massive test provider it is today. Matt serves as an emissary to global investors, Fortune 1000 executives, and venture capitalists, alike, uniting them around unique challenges and building their high-performing coalitions. A skilled advisor and entrepreneur, Matt’s time in Silicon Valley founding and growing diverse businesses drove his investment into seventeen, now billion-dollar, companies across the technology, intelligence, and consumer sectors, and his continued advisement to some of these companies. Gothams is the byproduct of a demonstrable track record in building highly specialized, diverse teams capable of working across federal, state, local government and the private sector to equip and advise leadership in the challenges they face every day, with unparalleled speed and performance. In the field or states away, Matt masterfully solves tough problems with his team at Gothams every day.