Preceding Diamond, Michael was Managing Director at Chatsworth Securities, an investment banking firm specializing in advisory services and capital raises. Prior to Chatsworth, Michael was President and a founding partner of Transcend Capital, a financial services firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. During his tenure of fourteen years, the firm grew, organically and by acquisition, from a single office to a firm with branch offices and representatives throughout the United States. Transcend provided international trade execution, prime brokerage services, sales trading, and a suite of technology related services for the equity, derivatives and fixed income markets to a varied client base of hedge funds, banks, brokerage firms, mutual funds, family offices, investment advisors and retail investors. Transcend retained established clientele in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australia and the Middle East along with other countries.
Before, and in conjunction with Transcend, Michael was the founder and managing member of Texas Capital Management, a Dallas, Texas based hedge fund and trading firm. The firm was active for twelve years and primarily employed a long/short equity strategy with a market neutral bias.
Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons in the great outdoors, especially on their family’s ranches in California and Texas. Additionally, he supports and volunteers for several charitable organizations and causes. Michael is also a fervent supporter of his alma mater, Texas A&M University.