Mike Stone

Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Sunstone Management, Inc.

Mike Stone is partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sunstone Management, Inc., a private credit and venture capital investment firm in Irvine, CA focusing on applying resources of public sector, private enterprises, and universities to help founders succeed at early-stage startups. Prior to joining SMI in 2022, he was first vice president at Morgan Stanley advising high net worth clients on governance and portfolio construction, including venture, ESG, and impact investments. Prior to that he was vice president at Alliance Bernstein serving institutional and high net worth investors. Prior to joining Bernstein, Stone held account executive roles from 1996 through 2005, at Oracle and Siebel, advising Fortune 500 and midsize companies on automation in support of strategic initiatives. He also served on the technology advisory group of US Congressperson Jim Davis. Before that he worked in consulting and engineering roles, including two startups, and published articles on information technology; he began his career as an officer in the Marines Corps working in software development. Mr. Stone has a Master of Science form University of Southern California and is a CFA charterholder.