Partner, Co-Head Advisory, Americas, Aksia
Michelle Davidson is co-head of Advisory Americas at Aksia and has over 34 years of financial services experience, with more than 29 years focused exclusively on private equity. She helps oversee the firm’s North America Portfolio Advisory team, focusing on program governance, strategy allocation, and portfolio construction, in addition to supporting the ongoing management of alternative investment programs. Davidson has extensive experience in all aspects of private equity investment, including portfolio management, strategic program development, and being a member of partnership-advisory committees
Davidson was a co-founder of TorreyCove Capital Partners, which Aksia later acquired, where she worked in a similar capacity and managed the firm’s client advisory activities. Prior to that, Davidson was a managing director at Pacific Corporate Group. During her 12-year tenure, she was strategically involved in the construction of CalPERS’s first private equity program, including both partnership and direct investments, and represented Pacific Corporate Group on the Private Equity Steering Committee for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
Davidson earned a B.S. in business administration with honors from San Diego State University and a master’s degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She is a CPA (inactive) and earned the CAIA designation.