Michael O’Leary is a partner at L Catterton focused on impact investing. Previously, he was a managing director at the investment firm Engine No. 1. Before that, he was on the founding team of Bain Capital’s social impact fund and invested in consumer, industrial, and technology companies through Bain Capital’s private equity fund. He and his writing have been featured in The Atlantic, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times, among others.

Michael has served as an economic policy advisor in the United States Senate and on two presidential campaigns. He studied philosophy at Harvard College and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives in New York.