Michael Kass

Portfolio Manager; Head of Appraisal Claims Strategy

Michael Kass has led the Appraisal Claims strategy at BlueMountain since 2015, and serves on the Firm’s Investment Committee. Before assuming strategy leadership, Mr. Kass invested across multiple industry sectors within the Firm’s fundamentally-driven investment strategies. Prior to joining BlueMountain in 2009, Mr. Kass was a co-founder and Head of Research at 3-Sigma Value Management. Prior to 3-Sigma, he was a Vice President in Lehman’s Global Restructuring Group, where he advised debtors, financial sponsors, and GSEs in bankruptcy proceedings. Prior to Lehman, Mr. Kass was an Associate at Miller Buckfire, focusing on restructurings in telecom, industrials, and restaurants. He began his career at McKinsey and Co, which he joined after receiving his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, his B.S.E. in International Finance from Wharton, and his B.A. summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania.