CFO & CCO
Michael serves as the CFO and CCO for American Triple I. He served as the President and CEO of ZAIS Group Holdings until 2018 when the firm went through a take-private transaction. In that role, he led many strategic initiatives as the company reached $7.1 billion AUM and $166.3 million in combined revenues. Concurrently, he served as the President and CEO of ZAIS Financial Corp. Soon after his arrival to ZAIS, Michael became COO where he coordinated the response to a comprehensive SEC examination of the firm, leading to a stronger operating, legal, and compliance infrastructure. Prior to joining ZAIS Group Holdings, Michael was CEO and Co-Founder of XE Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in structured products. Over 5 years, the firm grew to 40 employees in New York, Singapore, and India with $1 billion AUM. Michael’s first C-level role was as the CFO of Zurich Capital Markets where he managed global finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and risk management for a business specializing in structured products. At Zurich, he was instrumental in growing financing 420% and growing net income 95%. He is currently the Managing Member of Ryder’s Cove Advisors, which is based in the New York City area.
Michael received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts, and he previously held Series 7 and 24 licenses.