ACA Chair Emeritus Christopher Mirabile Appointed to SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager

Late last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the appointment of six new members to the Investor Advisory Committee.  Christopher Mirabile, Launchpad Venture Group and ACA Chair Emeritus, was among the new members. 

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to represent the Angel Capital Association and the voice of all early stage investors as part of the vital work of the Investor Advisory Committee. Start-ups are the engines of job growth, and early stage investors are the fuel for those engines. The needs of early stage investors are somewhat unique and representing their perspective on this Committee is both a responsibility and an honor,” Christopher shared on the opportunity to participate on the Investor Advisory Committee.

The SEC Investor Advisory Committee was created from Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Act to advise the Commission on regulatory priorities, the regulation of securities products, trading strategies, fee structures, the effectiveness of disclosure, and on initiatives to protect investor interests and to promote investor confidence and the integrity of the securities marketplace. The Dodd-Frank Act authorizes the committee to submit findings and recommendations for review and consideration.

Christopher Mirabile is the Chair Emeritus and Public Policy Committee Chair Emeritus of the Angel Capital Association and the co-founder of portfolio management tool He is also co-Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group, a Boston-based venture investment group focused on seed and early-stage investments in technology-oriented companies. Launchpad is top-three ranked group in the U.S. As a full-time angel investor and an active member of the Boston-area angel investing community, in addition to his Launchpad work, Christopher has personally invested in over 65 start-up companies. He was named one of the "Top Angel Investors in New England" by Xconomy and one of "Boston's Most Helpful Investors" in an entrepreneur survey by Companyon Ventures. Christopher has been a columnist on entrepreneurship for Inc. Magazine, an adjunct lecturer in the MBA program at Babson's Olin School of Business, a member of the board of advisors of The Capital Network, a regular advisor and mentor to start-ups, and a frequent panelist and speaker. He is a member of the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors of numerous start-up companies and non-profits. Christopher has served as a public company CFO and General Counsel with enterprise software provider IONA Technologies PLC, a corporate and securities lawyer with Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault and as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse's Strategic Consulting Group.

Congratulations to Christopher on behalf of ACA, angel investors and the start-up ecosystem!  Thank you for representing the views of early-stage investors and continuing to fight for the ideas that will provide the best possible environment for American angel investors and for the economic growth that new businesses provide.