Michael Mantis leads Spencer Stuart’s Private Equity Practice in Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the firm’s Financial Services, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Business & Professional Services practices. He brings more than 20 years of experience in banking, private equity and executive search to his senior-level assignments and operates across a broad range of sectors, including global banking and markets, asset management, infrastructure and real estate. He is also an active advisor to private equity clients on the appointment and assessment of investee company management teams and boards.

Global financial services, infrastructure and private equity expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Michael was a director in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s private equity team, which managed a £1.1 billion investment fund targeting buyouts and growth capital opportunities. During this time, he was responsible for originating, executing and managing a number of investments on behalf of the fund.
  • Previously, Michael worked in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s North American energy team in Houston, Texas, where he provided guidance and financing to the bank’s oil and gas and infrastructure clients in the region.
  • Michael began his career at Goldman Sachs in London, where he worked as an analyst focused on interest rate derivatives.

Michael was educated in the United Kingdom and earned an M.A. with distinction in finance and investment and a B.A. (honours) in law and management economics from the University of Exeter.

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