As co-founder and CEO, Mike is actively involved in all activities for the firm, including its North American and Central European operations, as well as its alternative assets portfolio. Mike is active with helping portfolio management teams with strategic planning, execution of business plans, add-on acquisition opportunities and corporate governance, as well as heads the firm’s management and investment committee.
Mike co-founded Highlander Partners in April 2004. From 1985 until 2000, he served as an investment banker for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). He was a Managing Director and co-head of DLJ’s Dallas office, during DLJ’s acquisition by Credit Suisse in 2000. Mike established Olivhan Investments, a private investment firm in 2001, while also serving as a Managing Director for Stephens Inc., a regional investment banking firm.
Board and Civic Memberships (Current and Past)
Bevolution Group, current
Eagle Materials, Inc. (NYSE:EXP), current Vice Chairman
Fuerst Day Lawson Holdings Ltd, current Co-Chairman
Twitchell Technical Products, LLC, current Chairman
Biamp Systems, LLC, current Co-Chairman
The Composites Group, past
MEDI-System Sp. z o.o., past
ProService Agent Transferowy Sp. z o.o., past
Dallas Jesuit College Preparatory School Foundation, past
The Greenhill School, past Chairman of the Board
M.B.A., with distinction, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Economics, Wake Forest University
Managed Portfolio Companies