Michael Goodman

Co-founder & Senior Managing Director

Mike’s experience includes significant operational experience in technology companies, M&A and deal-making from a corporate perspective, business development in the technology area and international strategic planning for Fortune 500 companies. 

Mike leads Pharus’s practice areas in retail and commerce software / services, Cloud and digital transformation services, industrial software as well consumer products and healthcare. Mike also is a Managing Partner of Pharus Ventures, our early-stage investment fund 

Prior to founding Pharus, Mike was Vice President and General Manager of govWorks, Inc. where he was responsible for the company’s consumer division and online business. Before govWorks, Mike was Director of Corporate Development and Director of e-Business for Revlon. Prior to Revlon, Mike was in the Corporate Development group at R.R. Donnelley & Sons, served in the National Economic Council at the White House and was a management consultant for William Kent International, a boutique consulting firm focused on international strategy. 

Mike graduated with a BS in Economics, cum laude, from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA, with honors, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Mike lives in Westport CT with his wife, three overscheduled sons and one poorly trained dog. 


Mike leads Pharus’s practice areas in industrial software, retail software, e-Commerce & Advertising Technology BPO, IT Services as well consumer products and healthcare.

Winners always want the ball with the game on the line.”

Gene Hackman as Jimmy McGinty – The Replacements (2000)
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