Michael shares overall responsibilities for all management and investment activities of the firm. Michael joined upon Arlington’s formation in 1999. Michael has primary responsibility for the firm’s government services investments and shares responsibility for the firm’s software and business services investments. Michael has 18 years of private equity and merger and acquisition transactional experience having been involved in over 25 acquisitions. Prior to Arlington, Michael worked at Lazard Frères & Co. based out of New York in the Telecommunications and Technology practice, where he focused on advising corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions. Michael’s transaction experience includes MCI Communications’ $43 billion merger with WorldCom – which at one point was the largest non-bank transaction of all-time and 360 Communications’ $6 billion merger with ALLTEL Corporation. While at Lazard, Michael also executed a number of transactions in IT services, including Cap Gemini/Beechwood, Intelligent Electronics/Xerox Corporation and GE Capital Consulting/Metamor Worldwide.
Michael received an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College.
Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of IAI, MicroPact, and Quantum Spatial. Michael previously served on the Board of Directors of Apogen Technologies, Compusearch Software Systems, Novetta Solutions, Polaris Alpha, SECOR International, SignalTree Solutions, and Zemax.