Mike Zabik is a Principal at RedBird Capital Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in the Sports/Leisure/Hospitality, Opportunistic, and Energy & Industrials sectors.

In his current role at RedBird, Mike focuses on the investments in On Location Experiences, Zenith Shipping, Tally Energy Services and Majority Strategies. He is a current board member of each company.

In addition to these responsibilities, Mike leads the firm’s Portfolio Financing Team, which is top-down monitoring of the existing financing structures in place across the portfolio, with a view to opportunistically adjust the capital structures of portfolio companies on a go-forward basis.

Prior to joining RedBird in 2014, Mike was a Vice President of Ares Management LLC, a diversified asset manager, where he focused primarily on opportunities in business services, healthcare, industrials, consumer and specialty finance. Prior to Ares, Mike was an Associate of Kelso & Company, a New York-based private equity firm, where Mike evaluated investment opportunities across a broad set of industries including renewable energy, shipping, industrials, business services and consumer.

Mike received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University. He is the former Chairman and a current member of Indiana University’s Investment Banking Network Advisory Council.