MissionOG taps Heller as senior adviser

Philadelphia-based MissionOG, an early-to-growth stage venture firm, has appointed Michael Heller as senior adviser. Heller is the former president and co-founder of Argus Information & Advisory Services.



Early to growth stage venture capital firm, MissionOG, announced today that Michael Heller has joined the firm as senior advisor. With Michael, MissionOG adds another highly experienced operator and investor to the core team with deep experience in data platforms and information services within the payments and banking industries.
Michael currently serves as senior advisor and board member of MissionOG portfolio company, FactorTrust, and board member of portfolio company, DemystData. Previously, Michael was the president and co-founder of Argus Information & Advisory Services, an information services firm that serves the banking industry. During his career, Michael has provided strategic advisory services to most of the 20 largest US banks and 8 of the 10 largest UK financial institutions.

“I have worked and invested alongside Michael for 25 years,” explained Gene Lockhart, chairman and managing partner of MissionOG. “With this appointment, we not only add a high-quality individual, but one who brings uncommon experience and insight regarding the markets in which we invest.”

In his role, Michael will focus on identifying new investment opportunities and assisting portfolio companies with strategic initiatives.

“With MissionOG, I have the opportunity to work with emerging companies that are changing markets,” remarked Michael. “I have already been engaged with a few of our portfolio companies and am excited to help source and guide additional companies that are at the forefront of making data a competitive advantage.”

“We evaluate compelling investment opportunities that enable corporations to optimize their decision making through the generation and analysis of massive amounts of data,” said George Krautzel, managing partner of MissionOG. “We are fortunate to add one of the foremost experts who understands how this application of data can create significant business value.”

Michael is also a board member of Community Choice Financial. Michael is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

About MissionOG
MissionOG provides capital to early and growth stage B2B technology companies. We apply our experience and capabilities to a group of highly skilled and passionate entrepreneurs whose businesses are on the cusp of exponential growth. Headquartered in Philadelphia, MissionOG is managed by entrepreneurial operators who have effectively built early to growth stage businesses and guided them through successful acquisitions. For more information visit: http://www.missionog.com