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Michael "Mike" Danzi (US Labs), HBS 1987, started his career in the Navy, part of an elite recognizance submarine crew during the final years of the Cold War. He then came to HBS, and went into financial services but soon realized he wanted to launch and run businesses rather than just finance them. He joined a small machinery company to learn about operations and management first-hand. He then founded his own broker-dealership to provide financing for growth companies in medical and technology-driven industries. While there, he saw an opportunity to expand one of his client firms. Mike served as President and Chairman before launching his most recent venture U.S. Labs, which provides high-end laboratory and pathology services to hospitals throughout the United States. In December 2001, at his office in Irvine, California, Mike described his experiences as an entrepreneur.