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Michael Rudzik

Business Finance Professional

About Michael Rudzik

Michael Rudzik is a business professional with more than 30 years of experience in finance. Throughout his career, Michael has grown and learned an extensive amount about the business finance industry that has given him a wide skill set. Michael has lived and worked in various regions around the globe, which contributed to his unique professional background and perspective. Aside, from business and finance, Micheal Rudzik is also passionate about traveling and learning about different cultures.

Michael Rudzik’s Education and Early Career

At the start of his career, Michael Rudzik attended university, to complete his undergraduate degree. In 1986, he graduated, with distinction, with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan. Michael then went on to attend graduate school at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He completed a Master of Business Administration in Finance in 1997. After graduation, Michael decided to begin a career in finance by working for Morgan Stanley. This role was unique as it was based in New York City and Hong Kong for two years. He successfully completed the Management Training program at Morgan Stanley Asia equity division. Living in Hong Kong for two years helped Michael learn about a different culture and language.

After completing the Management Training Program, Michael returned to the states to further his career in finance. Over the next two years, Michael took on roles at various companies in New York and Kentucky. He worked as a General Partner at the Tiedemann Investment Group for six years. There, Michael became an expert in managing hedge funds as he was the co-portfolio manager as well as the head of the trading desk for a $700 million long/short equity hedge fund. 

Michael quickly demonstrated his skills in finance including portfolio management and leadership which lead to him becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Aeon Capital Management. As the COO, Michael Rudzik was a collaborator for the formation of a & 50 million global long and short equity fund. The fund focused on emerging markets for a large global bank. He then went on to become a Founding Partner of Frontier Endeavors LLC in Lexington, Kentucky. Michael was the Investment Advisor to an industry group seeking to build five coal-fired power plants. The company wanted to open these plants in three states and Michael was responsible for acting as a liaison between the company and investment banks to raise capital. 

In 2000, Michael Rudzik then became the Portfolio Manager for AEGON USA Investment Management in Kentucky. Michael was responsible for hedge fund management and the selection and monitoring of a $250 billion global insurance company that had portfolios exceeding $1.5 billion. Michael perfected his expertise in equity strategies while working as a Portfolio Manager. He was responsible for the fundamental equity strategies for the company including long/short equity, event-driven equity, multi-strategy arbitrage, and private equity. 

Michael Rudzik’s Latest Roles

In 2004, Michael Rudzik began working at his current company, PAAMCO Prisma back in New York City. Since his start, Michael has held multiple positions and currently works as the Portfolio Manager and Managing Director. Some of Michael’s responsibilities include the selection and monitoring of a $30 billion global alternative investment firm with a focus on fundamental equity strategies. Michael Rudzik has been able to use his expertise in hedge funds to excel in this role and manage a team of eight people. Micheal has used his insights and expertise to advise company strategy and expand successful investments. 

Outside of work, Michael is currently studying Arabic and taking courses in Turning Points in Middle Eastern History and the United States and the Middle East. He enjoys learning about other cultures, history, languages.

Be sure to explore Michael’s site, blogs, and other social profiles.