Michael Fortier has held various origination and execution positions in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions with Salomon Brothers (Director), Morgan Stanley (Executive Director), Deutsche Bank (Managing Director) and JP Morgan (Managing Director). Michael graduated from Bowdoin College with an economics degree, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. For several years following his full time employment, Michael served as a senior advisor to Erste Bank.
He is a founding investor and a member of the advisory board of Circle Peak Capital, a US based private equity firm. During thirty years of investment banking experience, the last fifteen of which have been focused on emerging markets, Michael earned a reputation for building highly successful teams and businesses.