Michael Leadbetter


Networks & Computing

Michael is a business veteran having held leaderships positions at brands including Pearson, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Kaplan Inc,  Capella Education Company and BARBRI/Leeds Equity Partners.  Michael considers himself to be a global citizen growing up in Germany and England, starting his career in Hong Kong in the early 90's and subsequently living in the USA since 1996.  

Michael founded Greenshoot Edtech in 2015, a niche consulting firm advising tech and edtech firms of all sizes.  He has worked with Singularity since 2015 advising on business development and corporate infrastructure areas.  He currently drives relationships with SU's growing licensee population.

Michael is a pragmatic speaker/moderator known for aligning exponential technology topics with real business issues participants are facing today.  His work has taken him to India, Brazil, Israel, Swizterland, Denmark and the Netherlands to name a few countries!  Michael is based in NYC, when not working you'll find him either skiing reading up on history or torturing his twin sons and wife with ridiculous outdoor adventures.


  • Networks & Computing
  • Intro to Exponentials
  • Exponential Organizations