Partner and Executive Managing Director
Michael is jointly responsible for the general management of the firm and is a member of the Investment Committee. He brings to the firm over 30 years of credit experience in both asset management and investment banking.
Previously, Michael was a Senior Managing Director at Avenue Capital, a $12 bn credit focused alternative investment manager. Before Avenue, Michael was one of the four owners of Black Diamond Capital Management, a $10.0 billion alternative asset management firm specializing in the acquisition, stabilization, growth and sale of distressed companies in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining Black Diamond, Michael was a Principal at Atlantic Pacific Capital, a placement agent specializing in raising institutional capital for alternative investment managers. Michael began raising alternative investment capital in 1996 for ING Asset Management.
In addition to his decades of experience in credit and asset management, Michael, in 2014, co-founded Braven Environmental, LLC, a market leading advanced recycling firm and serves on its board.
Michael started his career at Chemical Bank, in the Loan Syndications, Structured Finance and Private Placements Group, worked at ING in Emerging Markets investment banking and co-headed emerging markets loan syndications for BankBoston.
Michael received his B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.