Michael joins Propeller with over 10 years of experience in financial services, most recently in corporate controllership roles reporting for the credit businesses of private equity firms Apollo Global Management and Fortress Investment Group. Through this experience, he gained insight into building a business on investment advisory fees and observed private capital deployed to a wide range of alternative asset classes.
His segue into the private equity industry began when he served as a Senior Auditor in the Investment Management practice at KPMG LLP in New York. As an auditor, Michael serviced advisors and funds that invest in hard-to-value middle-market companies. In the years immediately following the financial crisis, Michael designed and implemented intensive procedures for auditing portfolios during a period when valuations and credit quality were at the forefront of investor concerns. His clients’ portfolio companies included many recognizable brands from his childhood, e.g. Tommy Hilfiger, Spyder ski apparel, and Bob’s Discount Furniture, to name a few. Prior to becoming a public accountant, Michael was a Staff Accountant at mcgarrybowen, a creative advertising agency in New York, and a Credit Analyst at Crest Capital, a boutique leasing firm in Atlanta, GA.
Michael holds an M.B.A. in Accountancy from Baruch College and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. In his free time, he explores beaches around the world to pursue his favorite maritime activities: surfing, sailing, fishing, and diving.