Mike Grisius has over 23 years of experience in leveraged finance and private equity. He is President of the Company and Chief Investment Officer of Saratoga Investment Advisors, LLC, the Company’s investment adviser, as well as a Director of the Company.
Prior to joining Saratoga, Mr. Grisius served as Managing Director at Allied Capital Corporation, where he was an investment professional for over 16 years. At Allied Capital Corporation, he held several senior positions including co-head of Mezzanine Finance and member of its Management Committee and its Investment Committee. In 2008, Mike was appointed co-chairman of the Allied Capital Corporation’s Investment Committee. During his tenure at Allied, he produced an exceptional track record investing over $2 billion in a variety of asset classes. He built and led teams that made investments in mezzanine and senior debt, control equity and real estate mortgage debt. He also had primary responsibility for structuring and managing Unitranche Fund, LLC, a $3.6 billion joint venture between Allied and GE Capital. Mike has served on the board of directors of numerous middle market companies. Prior to joining Allied Capital Corporation, Mike worked in leveraged finance at Chemical Bank and served in Senior Accountant and Consultant positions with KPMG.
Mr. Grisius graduated with a BS from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.