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Mike Hand, Managing Partner

Personal / Educational Background

  • Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL
  • Graduated with B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida; ranked 1st in his class
  • Graduated with an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School; received full-tuition, merit-based scholarship; awarded top honors
  • Throughout his life, has actively participated in non-profits and other philanthropic endeavors

Pre-Shoreline Experience

  • During college, co-developed specialty chemicals startup selling into U.S. consumer products industry
  • After college, spent three years as an investment banker focused on M&A at Raymond James & Associates
  • Recruited by PNC Equity Partners, a private equity affiliate of PNC Financial Services Group, in 2003
  • During business school, worked at JF Lehman & Company, an Aerospace & Defense private equity firm
  • After business school, rejoined PNC Equity Partners and later was recruited by PNC Bank’s executive management team to lead the bank’s on-balance sheet private equity strategy
  • Most recently developed business model for and co-founded Riverarch; led Riverarch through two highly successful funds
  • Highly amicable departure from Riverarch
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