Georgia Oak Partners Founder Named to 2018 40 Under Forty by Atlanta Business Chronicle
Each year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle spotlights the next generation of Atlanta business leaders. Honorees include 40 people under the age of forty who are making a mark in their industries and leading in their communities.
40 Under Forty Honorees include business leaders from various industries who are making significant career achievements and demonstrating social responsibility in their local communities through service and philanthropy.
Learn more about the 40 Under Forty Awards and Lonergan’s fellow honorees here.
About Michael Lonergan
Michael Lonergan works with Georgia Oak’s partner companies to grow revenue, while also evaluating new investment opportunities. Michael’s Georgia roots helped shape Georgia Oak’s mission and commitment to promoting economic growth and sustainability throughout the state and the broader Southeast.
Prior to founding Georgia Oak, Michael was Vice President of Private Equity for Strategic Value Partners (SVP), a global hedge fund. Based in London, Michael led the diligence efforts on control buyout transactions and evaluated credit investments for SVP’s “loan to own” strategy.
Before joining SVP, Michael was with Sun European Partners in London and Sun Capital Partners in Boca Raton, Fla. Sun Capital is one of the world’s most active turnaround private equity investors. While at Sun Capital, he evaluated and facilitated control buyout investments.
Early in his career, Michael worked at the Atlanta offices of Houlihan Lokey and Wells Fargo’s asset-based lending group (legacy Wachovia Bank).
Michael is a proud Board member at Families First, a non-profit organization providing adoption and foster care support, family counseling, housing assistance and other empowering services to vulnerable families across metro Atlanta.
Michael received a B.B.A., cum laude, in Finance and Management from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia. He is an active alumnus of the Beta-Lambda chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He enjoys working out, tennis, boxing, Georgia Bulldog football and weekend trips to his hometown of St. Simons Island.
Michael lives in Atlanta with his wife Jacqueline, their son Jordan and their dogs Lizzy and Murray. Jacqueline serves as Chief Operating Officer for Medic Mobile, a San Francisco-based non-profit that uses communication technologies to improve the health of under-served and disconnected communities.