Michael M. Carter is the founder and CEO of BizEquity and the inventor of the market-leading online valuation service that is helping the small business economy and the financial institutions that serve them. Carter has been called one of the top 100 Financial Technology leaders globally by Hot Topics Media in London, and BizEquity was recently recognized as one of the top 360 companies in the United States by Entrepreneur Media for two years in a row. Prior to founding BizEquity, Carter was managing director of The Musser Group where he worked with legendary investor Warren V. ‘Pete’ Musser to invest in small businesses. Carter was one of the youngest executive officers ever of a billion-dollar public traded Internet Professional Services Company; founded the first dashboard software company called Dashboard Systems; and was one of the first to invent the ‘virtual data warehousing’ technology used in most Big Data applications today. He began his career at Cambridge Technology Partners in management consulting.