Michael Arko, MBA
Part of the Sonora team since 2011
Mr. Arko has over 20 years of running, advising, and investing in companies. Prior to joining Sonora, Mr. Arko worked for Alvarez & Marsal where he provided interim management and investment banking services to large and middle market corporations. Some of Mr. Arko’s responsibilities included pro forma financial modeling, cash flow forecasting, business plan reviews, due diligence, asset sales, debt capacity analyses and valuation of companies. Prior to A&M, Mr. Arko worked in New York for the institutional equity research group at Sanford C. Bernstein. Mr. Arko started his career in the corporate restructuring group of a big five accounting firm.
Mr. Arko earned a bachelor’s degree in finance summa cum laude from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University. Mr. Arko is a guest lecturer in the Finance Department at The University of Arizona. Mr. Arko resides in Phoenix with his wife and daughters where they are involved with several non-profit organizations. He currently serves on boards of directors for The Desert Stages
Theatre, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and The University of Arizona. An avid sports fan, he enjoys playing golf, skiing, traveling, and spending time with his family.