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Michael D. Poirier

Michael served on the board from February 2008 to 2012. His involvement with Point began in 2007, when he served on the Host Committee for Boston's first Cornerstone Event. He was the significant force behind the event's corporate sponsorship success, and he continues to secure multiple sponsorships annually.

Michael is partner in the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") who specializes in providing audit and other services to clients in the software, internet and telecom industries. He has more than 23 years of experience with PwC and was admitted as a partner in 1996. Michael is considered a software revenue recognition specialist in the office and firm, and works with a wide range of public and privately held companies, from start-ups to diversified, multinational businesses. He has led the initial public offerings of several clients, performed financial due diligence reviews related to significant acquisitions, and advised on the treatment of carve-outs and restructurings. He also has significant experience in SEC reporting matters, and serves as a Risk Management Partner for the Boston office.

Michael is also a founding member of PwC's GLBT Partner Advisory Board, a group of nine openly gay partners from across the U.S. who work with the firm's Office of Diversity to set the GLBT inclusion strategy for the firm. As a result of the Board's initiatives, PwC has been ranked in DiversityInc's list of "Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees" and has scored 100% on the HRC's Corporate Equality Index for each of the past four years. PwC supports active GLBT employee groups in 12 major cities across the country, and for more than 14 years has provided full and equivalent insurance benefits for same-sex domestic partners. PricewaterhouseCoopers is recognized as a long-time diversity leader in Corporate America, and has received Out & Equal's Significant Achievement Award and Point Foundation's Inspiration Award.

Michael and his identical twin were born in Stuttgart, Germany and were raised in suburbs of Boston. He later graduated from Providence College (valedictorian in the School of Business) in 1986 with a B.S. in accounting and currently is a member several industry and professional organizations, including the AICPA and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. Michael is a twenty-year resident of the South End in Boston, a restaurateur, and an ardent supporter of other LGBTQ non-profit organizations.

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