Michael Stanton

Chief Financial Advisor
FTV Propel®

Michael is a member of our FTV Propel team and works with FTV portfolio companies providing comprehensive finance advisory services to enhance their growth and sustainability. Prior to joining FTV, Michael was chief financial officer at Diligent Corporation, where he helped scale revenue at Diligent from ~$90 million to ~$600 million and EBITDA growth from ~$14 million to ~$240 million. During this time, he led the company’s leveraged buyout and subsequent minority sale transactions; restructured the global accounting, finance and operations teams; and implemented a formal M&A program, among other key strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Diligent in 2015, Michael served as senior vice president of finance and treasurer at SaaS-based education technology provider Blackboard Inc. Over the course of a decade, Michael helped lead Blackboard’s successful IPO efforts, catapulting the company to the top of the education technology market. He also helped grow Blackboard revenue from ~$1 million to ~$670 million and EBITDA growth from (~$30 million) to ~$210 million. Additionally, he successfully completed ~$4 billion in equity and debt financings and 32 M&A transactions during his tenure. Previously, Michael held leadership positions at Dewe Rogerson and CCA Companies Inc.


College of the Holy Cross, BA, History


Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, fishing and being in Nantucket as much as possible.