Michelle Chao

Head of Investor Relations


Since 2008

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Focus Area

Origination and Capital Markets – Investor Relations


Michelle has over a decade of private equity experience sourcing and assessing new investment opportunities and is responsible for managing the firm’s intermediary relationships through the western half of the United States and Canada. In addition to her origination responsibilities, Michelle also leads investor relations at Bertram where she focuses on fundraising, marketing, and communicating with investors. Michelle is also a part of Bertram’s DEI committee initiating and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout the firm.


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University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Arts

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Arizona State University

Masters of Education