Michael Skat Managing Director 1858 Capital Partners

Managing Director

Operating, Advisory and M&A Experience

  • 30+ years of banking, commercial finance, investment banking and advisory experience
  • Involved in over $400MM of successful financing transaction
  • Former Partner of Capital Strategies Group, a boutique investment banking firm
  • Founding Partner in Southern Capital Strategies, a corporate crisis management firm
  • Former President of Aegis Business Credit, a lower middle market alternative finance company
  • Former Vice President of Finance at Equitable Capital Management, a lower middle market private investment firm
  • Most recently, Executive Vice President of Cogent Bank leading the Specialty Finance Group

Additional Highlights

  • Formal credit training through SunTrust (now Truist) Management Associate Program
  • Active member in Association for Corporate growth (ACG)
  • Current member and former Board member of the Florida Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Former Chairman of Planning and Zoning and former Vice Chairman of Historic Preservation Board for the City of Sanford, Florida
  • M.B.A. in Finance from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College
  • B.A. in Economics from University of Wisconsin‐Madison