Mike Zabik is a Partner 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 is actively involved in the management and oversight of the investments in On Location Experiences, Zenith Shipping, Tally Energy Services, Majority Strategies and Constellation Affiliated Partners. He currently holds a board member/observer seat for 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.