Previously, Michael was vice president of JBS & Associates, a 35 year-old boutique Chicago-based bank consulting and loan sale advisory firm. He has managed the advisory and subsequent sale of over $1 billion in commercial loans, representing over ten thousand loans, on behalf of banking and institutional clients. While there, in 2014, Michael co-founded West Ridge Capital, a multifamily investment management company that has raised three private equity funds for which he is a general partner. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with a B.S. with high honors in Business Administration.