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About Mike Winston


About Mike Winston


Mike Winston started the Sutton View Group of companies in 2012. The firm launches and manages investment partnerships on behalf of qualified investors and purchasers.

Its activist campaigns have yielded hundreds of millions of dollars for the investing public. Through Sutton View Capital, an employee-owned hedge fund sponsor and advisor, Mr. Winston has co-led successful activist litigations against the boards of Dole Foods and Yahoo, respectively. The firm has advised an Ivy League endowment and been recognized for excellence by Institutional Investor Magazine. 

Before starting his own firm, Mr. Winston worked as a Director at Millennium Partners. For five years, he and a colleague managed a $1 billion merger arbitrage and event-driven capital allocation. Mr. Winston has been featured on CNBC and quoted by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

Mike Winston attended Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. As a student at Cornell, he had the opportunity to study abroad. He spent one year studying at The London School of Economics and Political Science. 

After finishing college, Mr. Winston began his career with Credit Suisse First Boston in the equity research department. He worked as a research associate for three years and was a member of the #1 telecommunications industry team as ranked by Institutional Investor Magazine.

He later attended Columbia Business School. Mike Winston completed the school’s Value Investing program, and earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Real Estate. Mr. Winston is a member of the Economic Club of New York and a CFA Charter Holder.

The thing Mr. Winston enjoys most about his job is the opportunity to look at things in different ways and to create value. 

Mike Winston expects artificial intelligence to continue to transform the financial sector. AI can analyze an extraordinarily large number of data points to assist a decision maker. 

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