Michael J. Leffell

Michael J. Leffell

Founder, Portage Partners LLC (a privately held company focused on non-traditional investment opportunities) and Chairman of Canoe Software (a financial technology company)

Prior to founding Portage Partners in 2010, Mr. Leffell was the Deputy Executive Managing Member of Davidson Kempner Capital Management, a global institutional investment management firm, where he also co-managed distressed investment strategy, including multiple positions in a broad range of large complex corporate restructuring and domestic and international bankruptcies.


Mr. Leffell has more than 20 years of experience participating in the restructuring of multiple businesses under Chapter 11. Mr. Leffell has been a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company since April 2019. He previously was a board member of Genco Shipping and Trading Limited (2014 to 2016).