Michael Maizels is an art historian by other means. He has written five academic books (one forthcoming) and published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on topics spanning media and performance art, tax law, and the philosophy of mathematics. He is now the head of research at Abra, a global financial services provider based in
Mountain View, and is a former affiliate at the metaLAB, an interdisciplinary think tank at Harvard University. He holds a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Virginia as well as an MBA from MIT Sloan.