Michael S. Satow is CEO of Nutrition 21. An entrepreneur, Michael joins Nutrition 21 from JDS Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the psychiatry and women’s health markets. Michael served as President and Chief Operating Officer of JDS and successfully sold to Noven Pharmaceuticals for $125 million.

Michael began his career as an attorney in private practice, and as an enforcement lawyer at the SEC. In 1997, after five years of practicing law, Michael founded and served as CEO of MarketXT, the first retail afterhours stock market, with backing from Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney. For his work with MarketXT, Michael was named one of the Top 10 American Innovators by US News & World Report.

He sold this venture in 2000 for $100 million. From 2000 to 2002, he served as CEO of Mirror Worlds Technologies, a knowledge management software company and the makers of Scopeware.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Houseparty Inc., and Skymarker LLC. In addition, Michael serves on the boards of The Jed Foundation, a leading charity focused on protecting the mental health of students across the country, and My Sister’s Place, Westchester’s primary domestic violence agency.

Michael received a B.A. from Columbia College, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.