Prior to founding Gondola, Michael played an instrumental role in the success and growth of Hatteras Funds for nearly a decade as a Partner and Executive Director. In addition, Michael was previously Senior Vice President at Direxion Investments in New York City. His passion for alternative investments and looking after the best interest of his clients within the private wealth channel is what has led to forging meaningful relationships with many of the leading RIAs, family offices, and consultants across the United States. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. He also obtained the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) in 2011.