Mike joined GTCR in 2008 and became a Principal in 2014. He worked previously at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a New York-based private equity firm, and Fremont Partners, a private equity group located in San Francisco. He started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Salomon Smith Barney. Mike holds a BS in Economics with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors and was a recipient of the Sol Feinstone Award. Mike is currently a director of The Townsend Group, Callcredit Information Group and Premium Credit Limited and has played an instrumental role in GTCR’s investments in PrivateBancorp and Ironshore.