Michael is the firm’s President, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, and is responsible for all investment decisions at GreensKeeper including the Value Fund portfolio and managed accounts.
Michael has over 22 years of experience in and around the securities industry. After completing his formal education he joined the Toronto law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP in 1995 as an associate and was made a partner of the firm in 2000. His legal career focused on the areas of Corporate Finance and domestic and international Mergers and Acquisitions.
In January 2002 Michael decided to leave the practice of law when he joined Sprott Securities (now Cormark Securities) as an investment banker and partner of the firm. He joined Cormark at the time of a management-led buyout of the firm from its founder Eric Sprott. Mr. McCloskey remained Cormark’s second-longest serving investment banker until his resignation in September 2010. His eight and a half years at the firm provided him with the opportunity to work on numerous initial public offerings (IPOs), debt and equity financings, takeover bids and M&A advisory assignments. He has developed a detailed understanding of the financial markets, the interaction between the buy-side and the sell-side, securities analysis and securities valuation.
Michael is an Ironman finisher, an avid golfer and a voracious reader. Michael and his wife Marie France live in Lorne Park, Mississauga with their two daughters.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:
Advising Representative, 2014
Associate Advising Representative, 2011
Canadian Investment Manager, 2009
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1997
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1995
M.B.A. (Honours), Schulich School of Business, York University, 1995
B.Sc. (Honours), Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, 1991