Michael Stolper was the founder and president of Stolper & Company, a San Diego-based consulting and investment advisory firm that has a long history of advising private foundations and other endowment clients. Stolper has been involved with the Kauffman Foundation's Investment Committee since its formation in 1995. He worked closely with staff and other committee members to formulate durable investment policy and operating protocols. He also has been closely involved in the organizational evolution of the Foundation's investment process, while broadening his interest to the grant-making process.
Stolper was the founder and president of Seaport Ventures, a venture capital firm structured as an S.B.I.C. He also was involved as a principal in the start up of three unrelated mutual fund management companies. In addition, Stolper has served on a number of boards, including Aster Capital Management and Meridian Funds Kane Miller Publishing, BDI Investment Company, ASMG Outpatient Surgical Centers, Pasadena Capital and Pasadena Mutual Funds, Janus Capital Corporation and Hi-Port Industries. Stolper also authored the book, “Wealth, An Owner's Manual,” published by HarperCollins in 1992. He has a B.A. in Marketing and Finance and an M.A. in Finance, both from the University of Oklahoma.