Michalis Stavrinides
Managing Director
Banyan Mezzanine Partners

Cross Continent MBA

Class of 2002

Council Affiliation:

Fuqua Alumni Council

Industry:

Financial Services

Function:

Finance

Location:

Greater Miami Area

Bio

Michalis is a Managing Partner of Banyan Investors LLC, the General Partner of Banyan Fund I L.P. and Banyan Fund II L.P. He has management responsibility for a number of portfolio investments and is involved in all aspects of fund management, due diligence, and origination.

Michalis began his career as a fixed-income analyst with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in New York. From there he went on to work for GSAM’s London office as a global equity portfolio manager for GSAM's institutional clients. Following that, Michalis was an Associate with Sciens Capital Partners (formerly Zilkha Capital Partners) in New York.

In 2002, Michalis moved to Miami and cofounded the Icon Group LLC, an independent investment management and advisory firm exclusively responsible for the corporate finance and investment activities of Grupo Financiero Uno, one of the largest financial services conglomerates in Central America.

Since 2015, Michalis is also a Partner of Blauvelt Capital Partners, L.P., an internationally focused private investment partnership founded to support small- to medium-sized enterprises around the globe.

Michalis received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and his undergraduate degree in Economics (Finance & Strategic Management) from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He has completed a number executive education courses at Wharton, Harvard Business School, and Stanford.

Michalis is also involved in many nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, having served as President, Education Chair, and Membership Chair of the Gateway Miami Chapter. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer of Gulliver Schools, the largest independent school in South Florida.

Michalis is married, has three children, and resides in Miami, Florida.