Our Team

We have assembled a talented and knowledgeable team of investment professionals who collectively bring over 50 years of relevant experience.

Michael Hand, Managing Partner

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Michael Hand co-founded Shoreline and is the Managing Partner. Prior to co-founding Shoreline, Mr. Hand co-founded PNC Riverarch in 2011. Prior to co-founding PNC Riverarch, he worked at PNC Equity Partners beginning in 2003 as an Associate and then rejoining as a Senior Associate in 2008 after graduating from business school. While attending business school, Mr. Hand worked at JF Lehman & Company. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as an investment banker focused on M&A at Raymond James & Associates. During high school and college, Mr. Hand co-developed and was a Vice President at Blue Frog Global Technology & Trading, a distributor of specialty chemicals into the U.S. consumer products industry.

Mr. Hand holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida, where he graduated with Highest Honors and was ranked 1st in his class, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School where he was the David Gill Memorial Fellow and graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors.

Peter Franz, Partner

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Peter Franz co-founded Shoreline and is a Partner. Prior to co-founding Shoreline, Mr. Franz was Co-Managing Partner of Florida Capital Partners which he joined in 1996 as a Partner. From 1990 to 1996, he worked as an Associate before becoming a Vice President at US West Capital, later known as NationsCredit following its acquisition by NationsBank. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Franz worked as an investment banker focused on M&A at Morgan Grenfell.

Mr. Franz holds a B.S. in Economics, with honors, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors.

Ian Garland, Vice President

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Ian Garland is a Vice President at Shoreline. Prior to joining Shoreline, from 2014 to 2019, Mr. Garland was an Associate and then promoted to a Senior Associate at PNC Riverarch. From 2011 to 2014, he was as an Investment Banking Analyst at Raymond James & Associates.

Mr. Garland holds a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and a M.S. in Finance from the University of Tampa. He is a CFA charterholder.

Zachary Mittelmark, Vice President

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Zachary Mittelmark is a Vice President at Shoreline. Prior to joining Shoreline, from 2015 to 2019, Mr. Mittelmark was an Associate and then promoted to a Senior Associate at PNC Riverarch. From 2013 to 2015, he was an Analyst and then promoted to Associate at Hancock Capital Management.

Mr. Mittelmark holds a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Babson College, where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors.

Michael Brennan, Director of Business Development

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Michael Brennan is the Director of Business Development at Shoreline. Prior to joining Shoreline in March 2019, Mr. Brennan was a Senior Vice President at SunTrust Bank. Prior to joining SunTrust, Mr. Brennan spent time at both PNC Bank (2011-2016) and Bank of America (2003-2011) working closely with middle market companies as they implemented a variety of hedging strategies.

Mr. Brennan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Michael Mancini, Associate

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Michael Mancini is an Associate at Shoreline. Prior to joining Shoreline, from 2016 to 2019, Mr. Mancini was an Analyst and then promoted to an Associate at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he worked with middle market companies on a variety of capital markets and mergers & acquisitions advisory transactions.

Mr. Mancini holds a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.

Cassondra Nall, Executive Assistant

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Cassondra Nall is the Executive Assistant at Shoreline. Prior to joining Shoreline, Ms. Nall supported the leadership of two diverse organizations over 12 years. Ms. Nall assists the Shoreline team with organizational projects, processes, and office coordination. She also helps the team dream up great ideas and put them into practice by arranging the right resources.

Ms. Nall holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Florida. She is a Jacksonville Beach local and is also a certified 200-RYT Yoga Teacher.

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