Michael Zappala has a strong background in sourcing, investing in and growing middle-market businesses. Prior to joining Water Street, he was a vice president at Tengram Capital Partners, where he helped build a portfolio of companies with exceptional consumer brands. Previously, Michael focused on equity investments across the consumer, retail, energy, industrial and healthcare sectors while serving as an associate at CCMP Capital. He began his career as analyst for the firm before being promoted to associate. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.