Prior to joining Hillstar Capital in 2014, Mike was a Partner at Ancor Capital Partners. At Ancor, Mike was responsible for investments in the food and general manufacturing. Mike led investments in and served on the boards of FCA Packaging, Liguria Foods, Inc. and Fresh Food Concepts, Inc.

Before Ancor, Mike worked at JMK International, a diversified Southwest holding company, owned by Al Micallef. From 1986 to 2006, Mike was promoted from part-time Accounting Intern, to Purchasing Manager, to Vice President, to President, to Co-Managing Director and Board Member. During his career at JMK, Mike was responsible for the overall management of businesses including rubber and plastic manufacturing, restaurants, food manufacturing, aviation, wine importing and marketing, real estate development, farming and ranching. At JMK, Mike co-founded and acquired multiple businesses in a wide variety of industries. Mike worked in a wide variety of domestic and international industries with extensive experience in sales, finance, procurement and operations including multiple start-ups and turnarounds.

Mike is a graduate of Texas Christian University with studies in Finance, Accounting and History.

Mike lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Allison and his twins William and Magdalene. Mike enjoys writing, history, golf, hunting and fishing. Mike is a member and past Chapter Chairman of Young Presidents Organization and involved in multiple outdoors organizations.