Michael Bayer

Adjunct Lecturer

Academic Division: Finance

Bio

Michael Bayer has more than 20 years of expertise in finance, operations, technology and business development primarily for venture-backed technology companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for iZotope, a provider of software and solutions for the audio industry. ​Michael’s past experience includes CFO roles at organizations including MotherNature.com, where he managed the firm's IPO; LightChip and Revivio, where he managed their acquisitions; and a number of other companies across a wide array of technologies including software, mobile, ecommerce, healthcare information and cleantech. Bayer also co-founded RPM Communications, where he led the launch of a 100,000-user mobile social network. He began his career as a financial and investment consultant at BDO Seidman, and he also served in financial management roles at Avery Dennison. Currently, Michael is a member of the Steering Committee for The CFO Leadership Council, where he chaired the 2014 CFO Technology Conference. In the past, he was also a Clean Energy Fellow with the New England Clean Energy Council. A chartered financial analyst (CFA), Michael holds an MBA from Cornell University, where he was an Albert Fried, Jr. Fellow and a Bachelor of Science from Babson College. He also studied Computer Science and Economics at Brandeis University.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Cornell University
  • BS, Babson College

Academic Interests

Finance; Corporate Finance

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • FIN 7511: CORPORATE FINANCE :RAISING CAPITAL
  • FIN 4540: CORPORATE FINANCIAL STRATEGY

Degree Courses 2015-2016

  • FIN 7511: CORPORATE FINANCE I:RAISING CAPITAL