Mike Pizzella

Managing Director,
Private Investments

Since joining Cequel III in 2011, Mike has led transactions in the data center, cable, and self-storage businesses, including growing TierPoint from one facility in Dallas to its current nationwide footprint. Mike fulfilled various roles across TierPoint during the company’s initial growth phase, including corporate development, accounting, fiscal operations, human resources, risk management, investor relations, and marketing/branding.

From 2015 until its sale in 2021, Mike served as CEO of StayLock Storage, a leading multi-state provider of self-storage services, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business, including acquisitions, operations, and capital planning.

Prior to joining Cequel III, Mike worked in KPMG’s Chicago office, where he focused on providing audit services to clients in the real estate industry, including public REITs and private equity real estate funds. Mike received an MBA at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a Bowyer Scholar and a BS from DePaul University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Mike was a licensed CPA from 2007–2010.

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