Michaela Hirsh joined Insight in 2018. At Insight, she focuses on investments in both high growth and mature software businesses and is responsible for executing transactions and assisting in portfolio management post-close.
Prior to joining Insight, Michaela was a member of the investment team at Blackstone. Michaela worked on various platform and add-on buyouts including conducting operational and industry due diligence and sourcing potential portfolio and follow-on investments. She also supported several portfolio companies and worked with management teams to implement operational and strategic initiatives.
Previously, Michaela worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan, where she helped advise on M&A transactions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, takeover & activism defense as well as general strategic advisory assignments. She has also previously worked as an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Michaela graduated with honors from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the Desautels Faculty of Management as valedictorian of her class. Outside of work, Michaela enjoys cycling, boxing, following Toronto sports, going to movies, and traveling.