Mr. Michael Strauss

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Michael Strauss is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor of Management at Sy Syms School of Business in Yeshiva Univesity. He is currently Chairman and CEO of BSafe Electrix, Inc. which is an advanced start up company which he started a few years ago. The company has intriguing intellectual property that addresses electrical safety problems that currently exist in the electrical device market in electrical products used universally in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Michael Strauss is also Chairman of Sherwood Consulting Group, Inc., a management advisory firm dedicated to advising and coaching emerging growth companies in restructuring and scaling their businesses. There were several companies that he worked with prior to founding BSafe Electrix.

Prior to that, Michael Strauss spent twelve years at American Express. He was one of only three Executive Vice Presidents of the Travel Related Services Division of American Express. He headed the Gold Card Division, the Canadian Subsidiary of American Express, the US Credit Card Marketing Business and the US Travel Division. Prior to that, Mr. Strauss served in several financial and management capacities at American Airlines, The Bank of New York and CitiGroup.

Mr. Strauss earned a BBA degree from the City University of New York, Baruch School, and an MBA from the same university.

Mr. Strauss currently serves on the Dean’s Council at the State University of New York, at Stony Brook–College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He also serves on the Long Island High Technology Incubator at Stony Brook University, is a member of the Board of the Long Island Museum of Science and Technology (LIMSAT), is a founding member of the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTNET), a founding member and Chairman of ExecuLeaders Forum for Marketing and Sales, Vice President of the Board of Managers of Estates I Condo Association, and a member of the Advisory Boards of several privately held companies.

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