Published: Feb. 14, 2023
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Michael Stockman completed an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1985, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from CU Boulder in 1981 and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1979.

Stockman is a partner at WMD Capital Partners LLC, investors in debt- and equity-backed real estate with a focus on senior living investments. Since receiving his MBA and prior to his current role, he worked at premier investment banks and financial services boutiques over his career, with expertise in the capital markets, risk management and the real estate markets. 

An inaugural member of the Mechanical Engineering Strategic Advisory Board (MESAB), Stockman was co-chair for the first three years, and he remains an active member. He was previously president of the board at the Reece School in Manhattan, a non-profit special education school for intellectually capable but socially fragile children. He also served on the MBA Advisory Board at the Tuck School of Business, where he has been a guest lecturer and visiting scholar. Stockman is currently a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Boulder. 

Stockman and his wife, Donna (also a 1985 Tuck graduate), have three children and recently fulfilled a longstanding wish to live and work in Boulder after many years in the New York City area. Stockman spends much time on his bicycles, alpine and Nordic skiing and other outdoor activities, and he is an avid CU Buffs and Boston (his hometown) sports fan.  

Contributions to the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering over the past year:

Stockman continues to be an active member of MESAB and has provided considerable advice to department leadership, including meeting regularly with the department chair to engage in conversations about needs and challenges, with a perspective of support and encouragement.

Stockman was a substantial contributor to a new master’s course called "industry skills.” He was a guest lecturer in the course, helped develop course content, and attended a semester wrap-up event. He gives freely of his time, and students who are mentored by Stockman speak very highly of his support, noting that he is a mentor, friend and someone to look up to.

Stockman founded and funds the CU Engineering Stockman Family Scholarships to the Tuck Business Bridge Program, which for the past two years has given CU Engineering students the opportunity to attend the Tuck School of Business’s Summer Bridge Program for undergraduates. He has been one of the department's strongest advocates for the value of a cross-disciplinary business and engineering education. From conducting mock interviews to mentoring students and supporting their growth financially through the Tuck Business Bridge Program, he has gone above and beyond to help students connect their strong technical education to future careers beyond engineering.

Additionally, Stockman recently created a faculty fellowship to support an outstanding instructor in mechanical engineering at CU. The first recipient of the Stockman Family Fellowship, Julie Steinbrenner, writes of him, “I always appreciate a conversation with Mike Stockman. He generously shares time and resources to demonstrate his support and concern for department faculty, staff and students. … I am honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Stockman Family Fellowship, as it bears the name of a generous, engaged and thoughtful alumnus of our department."