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Michael Skat


Finance Experience
30+ years

Operating, Advisory and M&A Experience

Additional Highlights

  • 30+ years of banking, commercial finance, investment banking and advisory experience

  • Involved in over $400MM of successful financing transaction

  • Former Partner of Capital Strategies Group, a boutique investment banking firm

  • Founding Partner in Southern Capital Strategies, a corporate crisis management firm

  • Former President of Aegis Business Credit, a lower middle market alternative finance company

  • Former Vice President of Finance at Equitable Capital Management, a lower middle market private investment firm

  • Most recently, Executive Vice President of Cogent Bank leading the Specialty Finance Group

  • Formal credit training through SunTrust (now Truist) Management Associate Program

  • Active member in Association for Corporate growth (ACG)

  • Current member and former Board member of the Florida Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

  • Former Chairman of Planning and Zoning and former Vice Chairman of Historic Preservation Board for the City of Sanford, Florida

  • M.B.A. in Finance from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College

  • B.A. in Economics from University of Wisconsin‐Madison

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