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Michael Comparato

Michael A. Comparato is Chairman and CEO of VIESTE.  He is responsible for the company’s strategic planning and also oversees relationships with VIESTE clients, strategic partners and affiliate companies.  He is the Executive-in-Charge for all capital programs and investments overseen by VIESTE companies.  He has planned, financed, developed and/or managed in virtually every asset class.

He has been involved in financial transactions for both for-profit and non-profit clients, utilizing a variety of debt/equity vehicles including closed-end investment funds, real estate investment trusts, sale leaseback transactions, equity syndications, tax-exempt bond issues, pension funds and institutional lending sources.

Mike oversees VIESTE’s strategic planning, marketing, and management responsibilities regarding the company’s extensive portfolio including all infrastructure projects.   He has extensive experience in the planning, financing, design, development, marketing, and operations.

He has led VIESTE teams for public, private, quasi-public and non-profit entities specializing in projects to include sports tourism campuses, senior living communities, healthcare facilities, cultural and community

Purdue University
Bachelor of Science in General Management – Krannert School of Business

Project Experience

Liberty Park – Memphis Sports & Events Complex – Memphis, Tennessee Owners Representative – City of Memphis
Eudora Economic Development & Regional Sports Complex – Eudora, Kansas Owners Representative – City of Eudora
Highlands Sports Complex – Triadelphia, West Virginia FF&E / Project Management Support to SFM
Horizons Edge Sports Campus – Harrisonburg, Virginia FF&E / Project Management Support to SFM
Indianapolis Museum of Art – Indianapolis, Indiana Owners Representative – IMA Board of Trustees