Role: Mike joined Huron at its inception and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing investments made by the firm. Mike is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Experience: He has extensive corporate development, operating and investment experience from a variety of companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Prior to Huron, Mike was Vice President, Finance & Investments for Duchossois Enterprises, a privately-held conglomerate of operating and private equity investment companies with controlling interests in consumer products, transportation and entertainment companies with aggregate revenues exceeding $2 billion. Prior to Duchossois, Mike was a Managing Director at Macam Corporation (affiliated with First Chicago Equity Capital) and a Principal with Japonica Partners jointly serving as Vice President, Strategic Planning for its portfolio company, Sunbeam Corporation.
Education: B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan; M.B.A from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (University of Pittsburgh); J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Board Affiliations: Mike currently serves as a Director of The Olon Group, Sock & Accessory Brands Global, Valentus Specialty Chemicals, and Systems, Inc. Mike is a member of the Economic Leadership Council for the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan.
Personal / Interests: Mike was a licensed car mechanic in his late teens, and he partially paid for his graduate degrees by selling his original large abstract paintings. He also likes to put french fries on top of hamburgers before eating them together. Mike has three adult children.