Title and Organization:
Michael founded SevenSaoi Capital in 2016. SevenSaoi is a long-only small-cap public-equities investment firm that engages with management teams to create shareholder value. Immediately prior, Michael was President of MAEVA Group, a turnaround-oriented merchant bank, since April 2014. Prior to MAEVA, Michael was with Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), a Chicago-based private equity firm that manages $23 billion in equity capital, since 1997. A Managing Director on MDP's Telecom, Media & Technology Services team, he led or worked on investments in companies such as XM Satellite Radio Holdings (NASDAQ: XMSR), Alaska Native Wireless (now AT&T), Telemundo Communications Group (now Comcast), Council Tree Hispanic Broadcasters (now Comcast), Reiman Publications, Cbeyond Communications (NASDAQ: CBEY, now Birch Communications), Intelsat (NYSE: I), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS, now T-Mobile), Univision Communications, Sorenson Communications, The Topps Company, Wind Telecom SpA (now Vimpelcom), and Q9 Networks. Earlier in his career, Michael focused exclusively on the healthcare industry for five years. He was named a “Top 40 Global Dealmaker Under 40” by Dealmaker Magazine and a “Top 40 Under 40” leader by Crain’s Chicago Business. Prior to joining MDP, Michael was with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in the investment banking division.
Michael currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Univision Communications Inc., the Big Shoulders Fund, and The Lyric Opera of Chicago, for the latter two of which he is a member of the Investment Committee. Michael is also a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He holds an A.B. in government, with honors, from Harvard College.