The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator, has named Michael Maziar investor relations manager.
Maziar, who had been chief operations officer of Atlanta Technology Angels, will manage ATDC’s Investor Connect program and its related activities, as well as develop and maintain relationships with angels, venture capitalists, and other sources of debt and equity financing for ATDC’s portfolio companies.
“Michael is an enthusiastic go-getter who has deep connections to Atlanta’s entrepreneurial and investment communities,” said Jennifer Bonnett, ATDC’s general manager. “He is results-oriented and a great addition to our team’s mission in providing the critical support our companies need for long-term success.”
As Atlanta Technology Angels’ COO, Maziar oversaw its day-to-day operations. His role included managing the deal flow process going from recruiting and screening through the due diligence phase. Additionally, he was responsible for angel investing education, managing the analyst program, and entrepreneurial and membership support.
Prior to that, he worked throughout the Atlanta startup technology ecosystem in sales, marketing, and operations.
“I love working with investors to help them vet and determine good deployments of their financial, professional, social capital. I equally enjoy working with entrepreneurs who preparing for high potential growth,” Maziar said. “My role here at ATDC allows me to do both while creating jobs and economic development for the high tech industry and the people of Georgia.”
In 2016 he joined as a partner at the Guild a residential co-living accelerator for change makers and social enterprises based in Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood. Maziar earned his MBA from Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
In his spare time, he volunteers on various nonprofit boards, including Startup Atlanta, and advises various other social entrepreneurs and civic innovators.