Michael Stone is the Chief Investment Officer of The Rise Fund and a Senior Advisor and Partner with TPG Growth. He is also the Founder and Managing Member of FS Investors, a family office. Prior to that, Michael was Founder and non-executive Chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, which focused on Asia based investment management, and he is retired Senior Partner and past President of J.H. Whitney & Co., a diversified manager of alternative investment assets and the country's first venture capital firm. Mr. Stone is a member of the San Diego Chapter of YPO Gold and is on the Boards of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and The Library Advisory Board at Duke University. He serves on the Madison Council at the Library of Congress, the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Rady School of Business at UCSD, the Board of Advisors for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, and the Investment Committee of Rady Children’s Hospital.