Michael Whelchel - Co-Founder & Partner

Michael Whelchel

Michael has sixteen years experience financing, acquiring, selling, growing, and operating small and middle market companies. His experience has included start-ups and later-stage companies in a range of industries. He has played key roles in the early stages of two investment firms both focused on middle market companies. In these roles, he has managed the full investment process including sourcing, deal structure, due diligence, negotiations, financing, portfolio management, sales on the exit, and fund raising.

He received his BA summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and received a joint MBA and MEM (Master of Engineering Management) from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.  Michael is an advisory board member of SJF Institute and is a member of the Social Venture Network, Investors Circle, Net Impact, and US Green Building Council.

michael@watershedcapital.com