Meet Our Team
Michael J. Shatsky
Managing Partner / Chief Investment Officer
Michael is a Co-Founder/Managing Partner, the Chief Investment Officer for Sky Alpha Asset Advisors, LLC and is the lead Portfolio Manager for the firm’s proprietary ATV Strategy. After studying business at Florida Atlantic University and dabbling in the sports memorabilia industry, he began his career at Smith Barney in 1993, focusing on fixed income securities for High Net Worth Individuals. Michael was mentored by some of the most successful advisors at the firm in his early years, being taught to always put the client’s best interest first. This mentality allowed him to build strong client relationships and a solid business model. In 1995, he began developing what is now the present-day SPX option strategy ‘Alpha Through Volatility’, and his commitment to making this strategy the focus of his wealth management business was a major step that ultimately led to the founding of Sky Alpha 23 years later. “Our niche will differentiate us for years to come as the industry becomes more homogenized and there are fewer ways to truly add value in active portfolio management.”
While studying the markets has always been a passion, Mike also enjoys time away from the office with his fiancé and their beautiful 5-year old daughter. Together they enjoy the beach, sports, movies and traveling. He is an avid golfer and belongs to Adios, one of the most exclusive clubs in South Florida.
Alex Lee, J.D.
Managing Partner / Chief Operations Officer
Alex is the Chief Operations Officer and Portfolio Manager for Sky Alpha Asset Advisors, LLC. Along with co-managing portfolios, he runs the day-to-day operations of the firm and seeks various ways to further develop Sky Alpha Asset Advisors. Alex began his career at Morgan Stanley in the Private Bank division assisting Advisors and their clients with specific needs on the debt & liability portion of their personal balance sheet. Subsequently, Alex made the transition from Private Banker to Financial Advisor to focus more on the Wealth Management and Planning aspect of the business.
Alex earned a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. He enjoys spending his free time playing sports, traveling, and being with friends and family.
John Entenberg is a Managing Partner of Sky Alpha Asset Advisors and joined the firm in 2018 with his long-time business partner, William Goettert. John has been an investment professional for over 25 years, he began his career as a CPA and International Auditor and transitioned into Wealth Management working at private banks, wire houses and Registered Investment Advisors. John’s client base consists of Ultra Hight Net worth families and individuals both domestic and international. He has extensive experience in a broad range of liquid and illiquid portfolios of both traditional assets as well as Alternative Investments.
John graduated from the University of Miami “The U” with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is fluent in Spanish and semi-fluent in Portuguese. John resides in Hollywood with his wife Gina and in his spare time he enjoys sporting events and networking.
Nicholas D. Darzentas, CFA
Portfolio Manager & Sr. Trader
As a Portfolio Manager at Sky Alpha, Nicholas focuses on managing and enhancing the firm’s investment strategy initiatives. His responsibilities include equity research and analysis, portfolio construction, asset allocation, trading and rebalancing client portfolios. Nick began his career in the S&P 500 options pit at the CME in Chicago in 2001 where he worked for an options market maker. Prior to joining Sky Alpha, he was a Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, Senior Proprietary Trader at T3 Trading Group and Institutional Sales Trader at BNY Convergex.
Nick graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S in Finance (with honors) and a minor in Economics. He has been a CFA® Charterholder since 2008 and is an active member of the CFA Institute.
Outside of the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children.
Ellen M. Lombardozzi
Senior Client Administrator
Ellen has worked in the Financial Industry for over 40 years. She began her career in New York as a Broker in Foreign Exchange and then in US Government securities.
After re-locating to Florida in the late 80’s with her family, she transitioned into the retail brokerage business with Josephthal & Co., then Janney Montgomery Scott where she obtained her Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. She joined Smith Barney in 2003 where she eventually teamed up with Michael Shatsky.
Ellen has been instrumental in providing administrative support and working directly with clients to determine their needs and assist in delivering effective solutions. Ellen is dedicated to providing clients with exceptional client service in both operational and administrative areas.
For many years Ellen was the caretaker for her mother and father while working full time. Ellen is also an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Boca Raton and in her spare time she likes spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Stephanie E. Garcia
Stephanie is a Portfolio Associate at Sky Alpha Asset Advisors where her strengths in service, product knowledge and operational leadership come together to deliver an exceptional experience for the firm’s clients. Stephanie has over 10 years in financial services with her primary focus on client service and support, She plays a central role in enhancing the client experience by anticipating needs, solving problems and quickly following through in order to provide exceptional service.
Stephanie started her career in Wealth management as an intern at Merrill Lynch in 2006 and made her transition to Citi Private Bank working with Ultra High Net worth families in 2012. Prior to joining Sky Alpha, Stephanie spent a combined 7 years working with Managing partners, John Entenberg & Bill Goettert at Citi Private Bank and Morgan Stanley. She is experienced in working with Corporate Executives and assisting in the creation and execution of 10b5-1 plans, International clients, as well as all aspects of Wealth Management planning. She holds a Life, Health, & Variable Annuity (2-15) license and is fluent in Spanish.
Stephanie graduated from Northwood University in West Palm Beach where she played volleyball and received a Bachelor’s degree in Banking/Finance & Management. She is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Boca Raton, where she assists with the RCIA program and also serves as a Lector at Sunday Mass.
In her free time she enjoys volunteering, traveling, playing sports and spending quality time with her fiancé and their two-year old son.