Michael E. Nugent

Prior to forming Rock Island, Mr. Nugent was a Vice President at Dresner Capital, a middle market investment bank. At Dresner, Mr. Nugent was responsible for origination and execution of merger and acquisition and capital-raising assignments. Prior to Dresner, Mr. Nugent was a Director at Vine Street Partners, a middle market investment bank, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of merger and acquisition and capital raising assignments for a broad array of middle market companies. Prior to joining Vine Street, Mr. Nugent spent five years at KPMG Peat Marwick LLP providing audit and business advisory services to a diverse client base, including multinational, publicly traded, and privately held corporations.

Mr. Nugent received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Nugent is a certified public accountant.