Michael Soenen

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Partner

Mike joined Valor in 2015 and serves as a Co-Head of Valor’s operations group, focusing on active management of portfolio companies in conjunction with existing management teams. His additional responsibilities include investment prospect generation, investment structuring and execution, and due diligence of potential acquisitions. Mike serves as a member of Valor's Investment Committee and currently serves as a director of Manduka, one of Valor’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Valor, Mike served as a senior advisor and co-investor in numerous private equity transactions. Previously, Mike served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of FTD Group, Inc., a leading provider of floral and specialty gift products. FTD Group, Inc. was a private equity transaction led by Leonard Green & Partners. Mike previously held positions as President and Chief Operating Officer of FTD, Inc., President and CEO of FTD.com, and Vice President of Marketing of FTD, Inc. Prior to FTD, Inc., Mike worked at Perry Capital, LLC and Salomon Brothers Inc.

Mike also served on the Board of Directors of Rewards Network, Inc., Youbet.com, and OptionsXpress. He currently serves on the Board of All Weather, Inc. and Motorsport Aftermarket Group.

Mike is a graduate of Kalamazoo College. In 2011, he was named a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

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