Michael J. Van Patten

Founder & President


Michael is the Founder, President and Executive Chairman of Mission Markets Inc. and leads strategic and business development efforts. He is considered an impact and sustainability capital markets innovator and is responsible for guiding Mission Markets' financial and technological innovation and applying it to the impact and sustainability sectors.

Michael has over 20 years of experience on Wall Street and has been integrally involved in the design and implementation of private placement and illiquid security transactions platforms for several companies including 7 years as the co-founder of the highly successful NYPPEX, which acquired Offroad Capital in 2001, which at that time was the leading private transaction platform for venture stage companies. NYPPEX is now a leading transactions and data firm providing auctions and pricing services for secondary LP interests, private equity and venture capital portfolio divestitures.

Michael has been a featured speaker at several environmental and social markets conferences and has written several articles regarding impact investing and environmental capital markets innovation and financial structure. Michael is actively involved in creating market based mechanisms and financial transactions for a variety of environmental credit markets. Michael posseses FINRA registrations 24, 7, 63, 55, is a father of four children, an avid surfer, rock climber and has completed over 50 triathlons.