Investment Team

Michael Licosati 

Michael Licosati co-founded Alder Capital in December 2001 and is the Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager.  

Prior to co-founding Alder Capital, Mr. Licosati was a Vice-President in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. His responsibilities at Morgan Stanley included financial analysis, due diligence, strategic advisory, and execution of mergers, acquisitions and financings for corporate clients in the technology industry.  In particular, Mr. Licosati focused on large-cap and emerging growth companies in the enterprise software, telecom equipment and electronic manufacturing sectors.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Licosati was a Partner in the law firm of Keesal, Young & Logan in Los Angeles, where he specialized in corporate transactions, securities and commercial litigation.

Mr. Licosati graduated with a BA and JD from the University of San Diego and received his MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago. He is a Member of the California, New York and Washington D.C. Bars.