Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Adventurer, Mariner, Jet-setter, Angel Investor

Location
Spain
Industry
Venture Capital & Private Equity

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Michael Turner's Overview

Current
  • Independently Wealthy at Traveling Around The World
  • Advisory Board Member at Planet Passion
Past
  • National Account Manager, GM & Ford Motor Company at Pearson
Education
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Carlson School of Management
  • Le Lycée Français, Los Angeles
Connections

500+ connections

Michael Turner's Summary

Financially independent accredited investor with homes in Spain, Hawai'i, and South Beach, I am active in philanthropic endeavours and a vocal advocate of education, wildlife, and social causes around the globe. Additionally, I consider myself a technology geek, global gastronome, news-junkie, European football fanatic, stock market guru, and philomath of the Arts and Sciences.

Born in Beverly Hills, California with both British and American citizenships, I spent my twenties and thirties living and working in some of the world's greatest cities: Boston, Paris, Montreal, Honolulu, Minneapolis, and Manhattan.

In spite of the adventures I had hitherto experienced, at the age of 37, I found myself caught up in what was ultimately an unbalanced and unrewarding corporate lifestyle in Manhattan. Wanting less of that, and more of everything else, I hung-up my dress shirts, suits, and ties and retired completely from working.

Fast-forward to today.

Never in the same country for more than a month or two, I spend the majority of my time with my wife/BFF driving, flying, and sailing around the world, timing our travels to experience local festivals, events, and seasons: eating, exploring, and enjoying life!

Pleasurable pursuits aside, occasionally I still make time to write on topics such as education, investment strategy, cultural anthropology, and food & travel. I am proud to have had articles published in Bon Appétit and Food & Wine Magazine. Some of my other pieces have been republished on news outlets such as cbsnews.com, worldnews.com, seekingalpha.com and other content-specific news sites. 

Michael Turner's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Latin

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Japanese

    (Elementary proficiency)

Michael Turner's Experience

Independently Wealthy

Traveling Around The World

2012Present (2 years) The Entire Globe (Earth)

Advisory Board Member

Planet Passion

2012Present (2 years)

Account Manager, CBS Corporation

CA Technologies, Inc.

20082012 (4 years) Manhattan, New York

Product Marketing Alliances Director, Eastern Canada

Oracle Corporation, Hyperion Solutions

20042008 (4 years) Montreal, Canada Area

Senior Document Technologist, South Pacific Region

Xerox Corporation

20022004 (2 years) Hawaiian Islands

National Account Manager, GM & Ford Motor Company

Pearson

19982000 (2 years) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Michael Turner's Education

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., Archaeology, Paleoanthropology

Activities and Societies: Harvard Anthropology Club, Harvard College Global Hunger Initiative, Harvard College Culinary Society

Carlson School of Management

BSB, Magna Cum Laude, International Marketing Strategy and Economics, with minors in French and English

Activities and Societies: Carlson School of Management Honors Program, Honors Association’s Emerging Leadership Program, University of Minnesota Inline Skating Guild (President), Economics Students Organization (Treasurer & Steering Committee), Teacher's Assistants' Association (Leadership Board), The Minnesota Daily (Freelance Editor), American Marketing Association, Phi Beta Kappa, French Discussion Group (Committee Member)

Le Lycée Français, Los Angeles

Diploma, Commerce, French

Activities and Societies: Mock United Nations, Student Government and Leadership, Drama Club

Michael Turner's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • NPR
      • ACLU
      • Waikiki Aquarium
      • Clinton Foundation
      • World Wildlife Fund
      • Hawaii Audubon Society
      • Blue Planet Foundation
      • Clinton Global Initiative
      • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
      • Medicins Sans Frontiere Switzeland

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