Mike Carrano is a Managing Director at Cresset Partners, L.L.C. Mike has 17 years of secondary and direct private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Cresset, he was a Managing Director at Landmark Partners. Mike was active in all facets of Landmark’s secondary private equity activities including transaction origination, negotiation, due diligence, legal closing and capital raising. He had a leadership role in in investing over $3.5 billion across various transaction types including portfolio acquisitions, fund recapitalizations, structured joint venture transactions and primary commitments. Mike served on various fund advisory boards and committees for investment vehicles managed by Providence Equity Partners, Ridgemont Equity Partners, Primus Capital, Caltius Capital Management and Updata Partners, among others.
Prior to Landmark, Mike was an Analyst at Conning Capital Partners, where he focused on direct investments in private companies in the healthcare and financial services sectors. He holds a FINRA Series 7 license. He began his career as an Investment Analyst within GE Capital’s Commercial Finance business unit. Mike graduated from the University of Connecticut and received his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.