Michael J. (Mitch) Petrick is a special advisor at Riverside Management Group, a boutique merchant bank specializing in the secondary trading of private company shares, capital markets advice, and primary capital raises. From 2010 – 2016, Mitch was managing director and head of The Carlyle Group’s global market strategies segment as well as a member of the firm’s management committee.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mitch spent 21 years at Morgan Stanley, his last role serving as managing director and global head of institutional sales and trading responsible for Morgan Stanley’s equity, commodity, fixed income, capital markets, and principal direct investment businesses. In this capacity, he served as a member of Morgan Stanley’s 12-person operating and management committees.
Mitch has served on the board of directors of several companies, including Marvell Entertainment LLC, DigitalGlobe, Inc., and TVN Entertainment Corporation. He also serves on the advisory committee for the University of Chicago Innovation Fund and as director of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI). Mitch graduated with a B.A. in chemistry and economics from Grinnell College and earned an M.B.A in finance from the University of Chicago.