A managing partner of Gold Ridge Asset Management, Michael manages SIB Lighting’s capital needs and strategic growth.

Michael joined SIB in May 2014 after his private equity firm, Gold Ridge Asset Management, made an active investment in the company. Michael founded Gold Ridge Asset Management in 2005 after spending nearly 20 years as an analyst and portfolio manager with several Wall Street firms.

Michael co-founded Xtract Research LLC in 2005 as the first portfolio company for Gold Ridge and oversaw all research and consulting activities. Prior to founding Gold Ridge/Xtract Research, he was a founding partner and portfolio manager with Hamilton Investment Management LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund, as well as at its predecessor, Hamilton Partners Limited. Prior to joining Hamilton, he worked at Morgan Stanley Advisors where he managed one of the largest convertible mutual funds in the country as well as co-managed the firm’s equity-income fund. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was a portfolio manager for Eagle Asset Management and a trader/analyst for Eagle’s sister company, Heritage Asset Management.

Michael has a B.A.from Ohio Wesleyan University, an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.