@ Vice president of mergers and acquisitions, IAC
As Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Michelle Arbov leads both large and small-scale investments made by the leading media and internet company IAC. Michelle played a pivotal role in helping IAC build a category killer in the digital home services marketplace by leading the acquisitions of HomeStars, myHammer, and myBuilder for IAC’s HomeAdvisor business. She followed this with last year’s $500 million purchase of Angie’s List, resulting in a subsequent merger to create ANGI Homeservices, IAC’s 10th public company. In 2016, Michelle ran point on IAC’s strategic divestment of Shoebuy to Jet.com for $70 million. As IAC continues its legacy in investing in early-stage businesses disrupting traditional industries through technology, Michelle is at the forefront of building the next generation of industry leaders. This year, she has already led IAC’s investments in innovative car leasing app Honcker (of which she was named to the Board of Directors), and JoyRun, a peer to peer delivery app.
Before joining IAC, Michelle held a role in Private Equity at Och Ziff Capital Management, focused on a diverse Real Estate portfolio. Prior to Och-Ziff, Michelle was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs where she was part of the IPO of Empire State Realty Trust. Michelle graduated with University Honors and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Business Honors Program at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. On a volunteer-basis, she consults with technology companies of various sizes, aiding them in financial analysis, which ensures key revenue drivers are front and center. Michelle is also on the leadership team and board of Chabad Young Professionals.