Michael Guarasci

Chief Operating Officer

“Our mission is to preserve and grow client assets to protect their present and enable their future.”

Background

  • Joined Polen Capital: 2020
  • Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Primary Responsibility: As COO, Mr. Guarasci is responsible for leading business intelligence across the firm and leverage analytics, data, measurement, and reporting to enhance Polen Capital’s decision making and business efficiency
  • Special Interests: Cooking for family and friends, all things related to baseball, racing sports cars, traveling and hanging out by the ocean

Mr. Guarasci joined Polen Capital in 2020. Prior to joining Polen Capital, Mr. Guarasci served as Chief Financial Officer, Head of Corporate Strategy & Development and Acting Chief Operating Officer at ICMA-RC, a provider of retirement services to state & local governments.

Mr. Guarasci has also held senior positions at Infraredx, Indus Capital Partners, Bear Stearns Asset Management, Credit Suisse Asset Management, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Arthur D Little.

Mr. Guarasci received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Guarasci also holds the FINRA series 7 and 24 licenses and currently serves on the Finance Advisory Board to the RIT Saunders College of Business.

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