Michael J. Kelter

Managing Director Portfolio Manager
Michael J. Kelter

Michael Kelter is a Managing Director at First Manhattan. He handles individually-managed accounts for clients of the firm and is tasked with identifying new investment ideas for the firm more broadly. To date, First Manhattan clients have purchased more than $500 million of stocks identified by Michael through his due diligence.

Prior to joining First Manhattan, Michael spent six years in Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research division where he covered consumer businesses. Previously, Michael held operating roles within the consumer product industry, primarily at Reckitt Benckiser, a $60 billion market cap public company. His last role at that company was as a Senior Brand Manager for Lysol.

Michael has an MBA in marketing and management from New York University’s Stern School of Business and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond with a dual major in finance and economics. Michael lives in New York with his wife and three children.