Michael Spinello joined Forward Financing as President in January 2018 after having partnered with the company as an investor and senior advisor since May 2017. In his role as President, Michael collaborates with the leadership team to help guide the strategic direction of the company. He is also directly responsible for overseeing multiple departments, including corporate strategy, finance and analytics, data science, product management, and talent acquisition.
Prior to joining Forward Financing, Michael spent more than a decade in the alternative investment management space, working as a financial analyst and portfolio manager for the long/short equity hedge funds Perry Capital and Hillside Capital Partners. Michael began his career as an investment banking analyst at UBS Investment Bank, where he helped advise financial institutions on various corporate and strategic matters.
Michael graduated from Boston College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.