Michael Wheeler is a managing partner of Westerly Partners, LLC, an investor advisory that provides strategic, financial and technology solutions to early stage companies focused on new media technology.
Wheeler has more than 40 years of senior management experience at NBC, CNBC, MTV, Showtime, The Financial News, Meredith Corporation, and CBS.
He is a member of the advisory committee of TV79, the government channel in Darien, Connecticut, and is also a board member for Library Ideas, a company that sells digital products to libraries. In addition, he serves on the board of advisers of Waywire, a video curation company, and ASC Services, a transcription provider.
He has been an adviser to the Reynolds Journalism Institute since its founding, and he is curator of MobileVideoDIY, a mobile-video resource of RJI.
Wheeler graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and a master’s degree in 2011.
He resides in Connecticut with his wife. He has three adult children. In his spare time, Wheeler enjoys teaching an ESL class and coaching a Special Olympics golf team.
His bucket list includes visiting every presidential library.