Michael B. Schwab

Founder and Managing Director, Big Sky Partners



Michael B. Schwab, founder and managing director of Big Sky Partners, is an active and engaged investment professional with nearly two decades of experience investing in, and mentoring, early stage companies through every stage of company growth and technology/product development. Since founding Big Sky in 1999, Mr. Schwab has remained disciplined in his investment approach across all portfolio company investments, highlighting the firm’s primary focus on people first.

More recently, as founder and managing director of Big Sky Wave Developments, Mr. Schwab is developing resorts, including residences and hotels, built around the Kelly Slater Wave System – the industry’s leading wave system technology – and also revolving around natural surf breaks in untapped areas around the globe. Mr. Schwab’s passion and love for the ocean and surfing drives his commitment to this project.

Michael Schwab currently serves as partner at Emergent Capital Partners a global private equity firm focused on opportunistic real estate investing in growth markets, as well as venture partner with Greenhouse Capital Partners a health and sustainability focused seed stage venture fund.