Co-Founder and current Co-CEO and Managing Director at Ion Pacific, Since Ion
Pacific’s founding in early 2015, Michael has worked with the team across the Hong
Kong and London offices to build the firm very quickly into a leading player across its
Formerly Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking at Reorient Group,
Michael founded the group in conjunction with Itamar Har-Even, which included
setting business strategy, building the team and driving the deal pipeline.
Responsibilities also include leading strategic acquisitions for the firm and
formulating firm strategy for the asset management business.
Prior to joining Reorient Group, he was part of the Och-Ziff team in Hong Kong
where he focused on investing across Asia Pacific and looked across asset classes as
well as strategies taking part in some of the larger deals in the market during the
Michael moved to Hong Kong as a Managing Director and a Responsible Officer
overseeing Balyasny Asset Management’s expansion into Asia. Before moving to Asia,
Michael was a portfolio manager at Balyasny sitting in New York City. Prior to
joining Balyasny, Michael was a founding member of the global industrial team at the
hedge fund, George Weiss Associates. Michael began his career at the Connecticut
based hedge Fund, Pequot Capital.
Michael received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Notice: This person is attending Slush or has done so in the past. Description last updated Sep 11, 2018