Michael Riak is Head of U.S. Defined Contribution for the Private Equity firm Pantheon. He joined Pantheon in the summer of 2013 to bring private equity to the defined contribution industry.
For the previous 18 years, Michael was Director of Savings & Affiliate Plans for Verizon Investment Management where he was responsible for overseeing investments and maintaining the integrity of the firm’s Savings Plans, Captive Insurance program, Foundation and VEBAs. Prior to Verizon, Michael worked as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand.
Michael holds a BA in economics from Duke University and an MBA in accounting from Hofstra University. He is a licensed CPA in New York State and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Michael is based in New York.