• Jean P. (“JP”) Michel
    Co-Founder, Managing Partner

    JP Michel is a co-Founder and Managing Partner at Sethos Capital Partners. Prior to joining Sethos, Mr. Michel served as a Principal at Blue Ocean Harvest, a boutique private equity and advisory firm, where he worked closely on the firm’s frontier and emerging market infrastructure investments (port, seaports, toll roads) across the Caribbean, Central and South America, including being granted the negotiation rights to design, build and finance a US400 million rehabilitation program of an international airport in the region. Prior to, Mr. Michel successfully solely funded, built and sold a valuation risks/analytics software company called Cognit Enterprises, Inc. that delivered value at risks analytics to asset managers and investors across the United States and Europe. In addition, Mr. Michel served nearly six years working at JP Morgan investment bank serving as a Vice President to the firm. He is currently a partner at HedgeServ—a US fund administration firm with nearly US205 billion in AuA—where he leads the firm’s South American division. Mr. Michel also worked at IFS, Ltd at the Director level, an early funds administration company he lead successfully while in Dublin, Ireland and of which later was successfully acquired by US State Street Bank in 2002.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Michel has advised a number of finance ministers, central bank governors and presidents across Latin America, encouraging many to adapt market based policies that would strengthen trades with country-partners and improve overall foreign direct investments in their respective countries. Mr. Michel received an Executive MBA from Columbia University Business School and a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

    Mr. Michel is a peer member of Tiger 21, a private equity group with over US5 billion in investable assets. He is currently assisting (pro-bono) a large public University in the Caribbean to raise US170 million to build an advanced research lab.