CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Michael Keane is an executive with nearly 30 years of experience in business strategy, corporate finance and investment banking. In addition to his leadership role as Chairman of the Board, Keane is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and leads the Strategic Committee of VAALCO Energy, Inc., an NYSE-listed energy exploration and production company.
From 2010 to 2012, Keane was a senior executive and Head of Strategy for Digital Domain, a leading Hollywood special effects company.
Keane was previously a Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business where he served for more than 10 years teaching strategy, investments and finance.
He has also been a corporate finance executive for several NYSE-traded companies and was Managing Director of Investment Banking for Susquehanna International Group, Seidler & Co., and Kemper Securities, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements.
He is a former fellow of the Defense Department’s National Security Education Program. Keane is also a published author on military strategy and history.
Michael Keane holds a law degree from the University of Texas, an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Southern California.