Michelle Russey McCarthy identifies, evaluates, and closes strategic investments for Verizon’s venture capital group. She has been with Verizon and its predecessor company GTE since 1995. Before joining Verizon Ventures, Michelle headed acquisitions and asset management of a large portfolio of affordable housing tax credit investments and, prior to that, was involved in corporate strategy formulation and domestic and international business development.

Michelle earned an MBA in finance from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Studies from American University.  She is based in the New York metro area.