Founder and General Partner
Mike Connolly is a founder and General Partner of Breakaway Capital. From 2007 through 2013, Mr. Connolly was a Partner at Leonard Green & Partners, LP, a Los Angeles based private equity firm that manages approximately $15 billion in assets. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Connolly was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank, most recently as Managing Director and co-head of UBS’ Los Angeles Investment Banking office. Before joining UBS, he was a Senior Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette from 1992 through 2000. He graduated with High Honors from the University of California - Berkeley in 1992. Michael serves on the Board of Directors of Cascade Bancorp (Nasdaq: CACB) and its subsidiary, the Bank of the Cascades, the Board of Directors of Malibu Boats, Inc. (Nasdaq: MBUU), the Board of Managers of the Palms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, and is a member of the Emeritus Board of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.