Prior to joining Gondola Capital, Michael worked closely with co-founders Casey Brunner and Michael Lee at Hatteras Funds. Together they played an important role in the success and growth of the firm. Michael’s background prior to Hatteras includes more than a decade of working with individual and institutional clients on meeting their financial goals. Having spent time within the RIA (Stearns Financial Group in Chapel Hill, NC), multi-family office (Gresham Partners in Chicago, IL), and institutional consulting worlds (Capital Strategies Investment Group in Oakbrook Terrace, IL), Michael has developed a deep knowledge of various alternative investments and how certain groups utilize them. This has also allowed him to develop deep friendships with a wide network of professionals in the space. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University, where he double majored in Finance and Information Technology. He and his wife moved to Durham, NC from Chicago, IL in 2017 and enjoy all that the southern lifestyle have to offer. Outside of the office, you can find Michael visiting many of North Carolina’s wonderful golf courses, mountain towns, and beaches.