Michael Levitt serves as a director of KYN and KMF and is the chief executive officer of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. Prior to joining Kayne, Mr. Levitt served as a vice chairman with Apollo Global Management, LLC. At Apollo, he was a partner in the private equity and credit businesses. In 2001, Mr. Levitt founded Stone Tower Capital LLC where he served as chairman, CEO, and CIO and grew Stone Tower to $17 billion in credit-focused alternative investments. Stone Tower was acquired by Apollo in 2012. Before founding Stone Tower, Mr. Levitt worked as a partner at the private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated, where he was involved in media and consumer investments.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Levitt served as the co-head of the investment banking division of Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Levitt began his investment banking career at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., where he oversaw corporate finance and advisory businesses related to private equity firms and non-investment grade companies.
Mr. Levitt earned a B.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan and serves on the University’s Investment Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Visiting Committee of the Ross School of Business and the Trustee of the Law School’s Cook Trust. Over the years, Mr. Levitt has worked with numerous philanthropic organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundations of America and New York, and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.