Michael joined Tyton Partners as the General Manager (GM), Capital Markets, and Managing Director in January 2017. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in financial services, including investment banking, corporate banking, investment management, and as a columnist covering the financial sector. More recently, he’s spent the last 4 years as the Director of an independent educational consulting company.
Michael spent over a decade as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (formerly Banc of America Securities and Merrill Lynch & Co.). As a Principal, he specialized in raising capital and providing strategic advisory services to CEOs and CFOs in the financial sector, particularly depository institutions, asset managers, and specialty finance companies. Later, he led the Fin Tech effort while at Banc of America. During his tenure, Michael advised on capital raisings and M&A transactions totaling well over $40 billion of aggregate transaction value.
Thereafter Michael founded an emerging manager, sector-specific fund focused exclusively on the U.S. financial sector. Based in Chatham, NJ, the fund was incubated by an established alternative investment manager.
He has also been a Senior Columnist at Dow Jones, where he bylined analysis based opinions and commentary on the U.S. financial sector for Dow Jones’ Investment Banker product. Many of his pieces were picked up by other publications within the Dow Jones family, including The Wall Street Journal.
Michael started his career at Bank of Boston (currently Bank of America) where he steadily progressed to become the Director of Lease Syndications in the Equipment Leasing Group, and eventually also headed the group’s high tech national sales effort.
Most recently he’s been the Director of Darien Academic Advisors, an independent educational consulting company, where he focused much of his time on developing partnerships to assist with the firm’s international and new product growth.
Michael earned his BA in Economics from Amherst College, where he also played both football and basketball, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.