Mike Daniel

Director, Operations & Policy

Role: Mike leads operations across the Academic Innovation portfolio, including policy development and operational process optimization. Mike liaises closely on behalf of Academic Innovation with several offices within the University of Michigan to ensure Academic Innovation-supported initiatives comply with key university policies and procedures as well as applicable external laws and regulations. The Operations Team Mike oversees is responsible for ensuring compliance with university policy in areas related to human resources, financial management, and IP management and commercialization.

Experience: Prior to his role at U-M, Mike served as the Senior Director for Research Administration at City of Hope in Los Angeles. There, Mike oversaw over several internal offices responsible for departmental and central administration of external and internal research funding at the hospital. Prior to City of Hope, Mike worked at the University of Chicago where he led a team responsible for negotiating all research-related contracts for the university. Before that, Mike worked at Huron Consulting Group, where he was a manager in the higher education practice and led projects to enhance administration at several top research universities.

Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, Law School
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business