Michael Li
(617) 630-2428

As an associate on the investment team at Castanea, I diligence investment opportunities and brands, as well as support the management teams of our portfolio companies: West Coast Fitness, TRX Training (Fitness Anywhere), and Proenza Schouler.

Prior to joining Castanea, I worked with the M&A team at Nomura Securities, where I gained experienced advising clients on a variety of financial transactions. I graduated as a Finance major from the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the varsity swim team and Sigma Chi fraternity. While not in the office, I enjoy taking road trips with friends, exploring portion-friendly restaurants in the city, and looking for the latest mumble rap leaks from Future.


West Coast Fitness is a leading franchisee of Orangetheory® Fitness, a high intensity group personal training concept.

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Proenza Schouler is an award-winning designer and retailer of luxury women’s wear and accessories.

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TRX pioneered functional training with the introduction of its Suspension Training® equipment and related content. TRX markets its products to consumers, commercial gyms, and the military.

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