Mike has been a private equity investor and investment banker in financial services for 32 years. Prior to co-founding Strandview in 2016, Mike co-founded and managed three special opportunities funds aggregating over $250 million for Jacobs Asset Management (“JAM”), where he developed and executed investment strategies in sectors such as mortgage, asset management and management of distressed loans. While at JAM, Mike served as a highly proactive and strategic board member for nine companies which, at their peak, generated over $400 million in aggregate revenues employed approximately 4,500 people and managed over $3 billion in assets. Prior to joining JAM in 2006, Mike founded and built Sekits Capital, which provided capital and strategic consulting services to financial and consumer businesses. Previously, Mike worked in the financial institutions groups at Bear Stearns, PaineWebber and Dean Witter, and for private equity firm The Shansby Group (now TSG Consumer Partners).

Mike serves on the Boards of Celink, the largest reverse mortgage servicer; LRES, a national appraisal and e-Valuation company; and serves as board advisor to UNest, a mobile app that helps parents save for their children’s future.

Mike received his Bachelor of Arts in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College with the Phi Beta Kappa distinction, and he has served on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries International ($5 billion in revenues, 3,000 locations and 125,000 employees) since 2014.