Ken Michlitsch is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) and Portfolio Manager for the AIP Alternative Lending Group. He joined MSIM in 2011 and has 21 years of professional experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Michlitsch was a Portfolio Manager and Financials Analyst at a multi-asset class hedge fund. He also co-founded and served as CEO of an online marketplace utilizing a novel price discovery method. Mr. Michlitsch previously was part of the founding team at multiple venture capital-backed medical technology companies, and he contributed to the earliest stage development at medtech companies that were acquired for over $1 billion in aggregate. Earlier in his career, Mr. Michlitsch served as Director of Product Strategy & Intellectual Property at Jomed Inc., as Technical Advisor at Fish & Neave LLP, and as Mechanical Engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Mr. Michlitsch is an inventor on over 50 U.S. patents. He received SB and SM degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, as well as an M.B.A. with Honors in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.