Michael Dirla

Senior Associate


Sector Focus: Enterprise Solutions, Healthcare IT, Fintech

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton


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. 
At Lightyear, Michael was responsible for evaluating new opportunities, investment execution, and portfolio support across Financial Technology, Insurance, and Wealth Management sectors. Michael was closely involved in Lightyear's investments in Datalot, a digital customer acquisition platform for insurance carriers, and HPOne, a tech-enabled Medicare insurance distribution platform. 


BS, Finance, Rutgers University, summa cum laude