Michael Fisch is a founder of American Securities and has been the CEO since its inception in 1994. He is also a managing member of the American Securities Partners’ series of private equity funds, as well as a member of the investment committee of the American Securities affiliate AS Birch Grove. Before founding American Securities, he served as a partner in two private equity funds, a consultant in the Paris office of Bain & Company, and a professional in the mergers and acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs.

Fisch received a bachelor’s degree in economics and policy studies from Dartmouth College, where he is a member of the President’s Leadership Council, and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has been a guest lecturer since 2006. He serves as a director of the 1162 Foundation, a member of the Atlantic Council’s board of directors and its executive committee, a member of the board of trustees of Northwell Health, and chair of the board of trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary.

He has authored several articles and appeared as a guest on national television programs, speaking on private equity and investing.