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Michael Karangelen (’90)

SAF Trustee

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of Investindustrial Advisers Inc, the U.S. unit of a leading global investment group. Prior to this, Michael was a Managing Director of TowerBrook Capital Partners, a private equity firm. He was formally with Brera Capital Partners and Stolberg Partners, both private equity firms. He also served as head of business development for Advanced Telecommunications, Inc, an integrated communications company, and Chief Financial Officer for GAB Robins, a global insurance services firm. Michael began his career with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked in the Financial Institutions Group of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department, and he also worked for a U.K.-based investment bank, S.G. Warburg (now part of UBS Securities), in both their London and New York offices. 


As a student, Michael was President of Student Agencies, Inc., 1989–1990; Vice President, 1989; Manager of Refrigerator Agency, 1988–1989; and Assistant Manager of Refrigerator Agency, 1987–1988.


Graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1990, Michael has remained very active with Cornell. Currently, he serves on the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council and on the Cornell University Council.  He has also served on the Arts & Sciences Advisory Council from 2005-2011.  He was the founder of the eLab and led the creation of the eHub.


He was a member of the Board of Directors of SAI from 1988–1994 and again from 1998–present.  


He was appointment as a member of the Student Agencies Foundation in 1990.  He served as Secretary/Treasurer of Trustees of Student Agencies Foundation from 1999–2012 and the Chairman and President of Student Agencies Foundation from 2012-present. 

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