Mike Forgash is a Partner at JM Search and a member of the Firm’s Healthcare Practice. He brings more than 35 years of operational leadership and growth equity investing experience to the Practice. Mike pivoted to executive search following a successful career in technology leadership and investing. As a sponsor-backed CEO and investor/board member, Mike has assessed and built management teams, raised capital from top-tier equity firms, and led companies through successful exits. Mike draws on a proven record of accomplishment that includes hands-on leadership, operating knowledge, and investment savvy to partner with private equity, boards, and CEOs on executive search.
Before JM Search, Mike was a four-time CEO of investor-backed firms. The majority of Mike’s time was spent in Healthcare and the life sciences industry and always in technology. Mike was also a co-founder of a mid-Atlantic-based venture fund, where he led investments in early to mid-stage technology companies and served as an active board member. Mike’s entrance into venture investing began with Safeguard Scientifics, where he led numerous investments, sat on multiple portfolio company boards, and participated in several successful IPOs.
Mike graduated from Duke University, earning a B.S. degree in Management Science. He lives in Paoli, PA, with his wife and has two adult children with whom he loves spending time. He is an avid golfer, a voracious reader, enjoys traveling, and is a Philadelphia and Duke sports fan.