Mike De Paola was born and raised in New York City. He attended Pace University, and earned his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. After a considerable
tenure on Wall Street, he decided to further pursue a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. His love for art, real estate, music, and product development led to the creation of MikeDP Ventures
and its subsidiaries.
Mike is on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Arts and Design, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Price Center for Entrepreneurialism
& Innovation at UCLA, a member of the Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions Committee at the Whitney Museum of American Art, a member of the Board of Directors of the UCLA Anderson Alumni
Network, and on the Advisory Board of ArtWalk NY (benefitting Coalition for the Homeless). Mike primarily resides in Manhattan and is the father of three children.