Mike Hepp fits the mold of a serial entrepreneur, innovative investor, and dynamic business leader. Over the course of his 35+ year business journey, he built and sold a successful business that designed and installed wide-area computer networks for the public sector in NJ which included a computer training division to train displaced workers, invested in a diversified real estate portfolio, and amassed an investment portfolio that includes, asset-based financing, life settlements loans, litigation funding, music royalties, and cannabis funds.
As a leader, Mike is known to be an amazing listener, someone that asks well thought out probing questions, and an excellent collaborator. Better decisions are made when Mike is part of the discussion. His leadership skills have been applied both within and outside his professional journey. He was the Chairman of the Sussex County Chapter of the Red Cross, and has directed several large-scale disaster relief deployments; including major hurricanes and large apartment building fires. He is also active member of the Sussex County Medical Reserve Corp.
Mike was an original investor in the first SoundBoard Angel Fund (2012) and remains an active LP in SoundBoard Venture Fund. He is a member of the screening committee and recently joined the Investment Committee. As an engineer with an extensive background in technology-based companies, Mike brings a very pragmatic, analytical, and systematic approach to the fund’s due diligence process.
Mike holds a degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology.