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Michael is an experienced investor in middle market companies with a 20+ year track record of successfully investing junior capital in companies across a variety of industries. From 2008 to 2020 Michael was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC. At Blue Wolf, Michael was involved in management of the firm and fundraising, and helped execute investments in building products, forest products, niche manufacturing, aerospace & defense, and energy services.

Michael began his career as a Financial Analyst at Chase Manhattan where he underwrote high yield bonds and leveraged loans to support leveraged buyouts. In 1999 he joined American Capital Strategies where he invested equity and junior debt and helped to form an internal workout group in the wake of the 2001 recession. Michael joined GoldenTree Asset Management in 2004 where he was a Portfolio Manager at managing a portfolio of illiquid credit and private equity investments.

Michael earned a BA in Art History from Duke University, which he attended on a full scholarship. Outside of work, Michael enjoys outdoor activities, corralling his two rambunctious sons, and struggling to play the guitar.

 Michael Ranson