Michael McKenzie

Managing Director & Chief Strategy Officer at Grain Management, LLC

Michael McKenzie serves as Managing Director & Chief Strategy Officer at Grain Management, LLC, a leading telecom-focused private equity firm based in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Grain, Michael held senior positions at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau and Senior Advisor for New Technology. In these roles, he helped implement the first-ever U.S. National Broadband Plan. Previously, Michael held executive positions in the technology industry. He served as a General Manager at Microsoft Corp., where he supported the company’s worldwide enterprise cloud computing services. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director of Business Development & Strategy in Microsoft’s platforms and services division. Michael graduated with distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Virginia and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.