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Michael Dirla

Vice President

Michael focuses on identifying and evaluating investments across Enterprise Solutions, Healthcare IT, and Financial Technology. He joined Edison Partners in 2021.  Michael started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Financial Institutions Group, primarily covering Insurance and Asset Management sectors. While at Credit Suisse, Michael worked on a variety of sell-side and buy-side transactions, as well as equity and debt financings. After Credit Suisse, Michael joined the investment team as an Associate at Lightyear Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on the financial services industry.  

BS, Finance, Rutgers University, summa cum laude   

Active Portfolio Companies

Edison Superpower 

Deal Execution 

Personality Title

Edison's Social Chair

Edison Origin Story

I always admired Edison Partners throughout my early career. I was lucky enough for NJEDA to refer me to the firm.

Proudest Moment 

Graduating top 1% at Rutgers.

First Job

Toys R Us, as a cashier.