Mike is a founding partner, portfolio manager and principal of KKRA. Leveraging his 40+ years of experience in investments, Mike holds responsibility for defining the investment framework of the firm, participates on the Investment Committee and manages balanced, fixed income and stock portfolios for our clients. Prior to starting KKRA, Mike was a founding partner of Sirach Partners, Vice President of Institutional Sales for both Piper Jaffray, Vice President and Principal of Herron Northwest and cut his teeth early in his career in the investment department of Peoples National Bank.
A retired army Captain who was raised and schooled abroad, Mike settled in Seattle, where he earned both a BA and an MBA from Seattle University, co-founding the Associations for both the Graduate School of Business Students and the Graduate School of Business Alumni while there. He has continued his diligent contribution to the broader Seattle-area community through a myriad of charities, playing a leading role in organizations such as the Celebrity Waiter’s Luncheon, Gilda’s Club, the YWCA and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center.
Mike enjoys the challenges of a good golf game, hunting, adventure travel and puzzling out the Hocus Focus in the daily Seattle Times. As a lifelong tree lover and avid gardner, he relishes time to research and photograph new species and the opportunity to plan, plant and grow an oasis in his yard.