Michael S. Piemonte Assistant Professor/Director of Golden Griffin Fund
As director of the Golden Griffin Fund, the college’s first real-money, equity investment fund managed by undergraduate and graduate finance majors at Canisius, Piemonte is the primary faculty advisor to the student-managers. He brings nearly three decades of private-sector financial industry experience with him to the position.
Prior to Canisius, Piemonte was senior vice president at M&T Bank, where he oversaw corporate finance, investor relations, retail strategy and planning, and mergers and acquisitions. He was also the chief financial officer of the publicly held Citibank subsidiary Student Loan Corporation, and served in management positions at Mellon Bank, Sallie Mae and Freddie Mac.