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Michael Cornell '94

Michael Cornell '94

Propel Equity Partners LLC

Michael Cornell is the chief executive officer, chairman and partner at Propel Equity Partners where he focuses on identifying attractive investment opportunities, developing operating leadership, guiding strategic direction and driving operating performance at portfolio companies. He has experience as an entrepreneur, and in private equity and large corporate business environments. Previously, Cornell served as the president and chief executive officer at Jarden Branded Consumables where he was responsible for five business segments: Loew- Cornell, Inc., The United States Playing Card Company, The Lehigh Group, First Alert/BRK, and Jarden Home Brands.

Cornell serves on the Board of POOF-Slinky, Inc., HiTouch Business Services, The Jack Martin Fund, and SOG Specialty Knives and Tools, LLC. He also serves on the Board of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation and the Max Cure for Pediatric Cancer Fund. He holds a B.S. in finance from Syracuse University.