Mike Pohlen

Managing Director

Mike is a senior investment professional responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and monitoring funds and direct investments. He is also part of North Sky Capital’s senior management team and is actively involved in strategic planning, fund development and staffing decisions. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and is a board observer for GeoDigital and a board member of Tiger Optics. Prior to joining the team, Mike was an officer in Piper Jaffray’s investment banking group, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the lower middle market. Previously, Mike was the founder and president of an investment fund focused on small-cap industrial and consumer companies and worked with TerraVest Income Fund, a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower middle market companies in Canada. Mike also was vice president and co-founder of the Small Cap Portfolio Group at Deephaven Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund.

Mike is a regular speaker at private equity conferences and association roundtables. He earned a BS in actuarial science and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.