Michael A. Reinstein
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Occupation(s)Private Equity Investor, Publisher
Known forChairman, Regent, L.P.

Michael A. Reinstein is an American businessman, lawyer, private equity executive, and the founder and chairman of Regent, a global private equity firm.[1]

Early life

Michael Reinstein was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended Southern Methodist University and graduated from the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California.[2]


Reinstein is the founder and chairman of Regent, a multi-sector private equity firm. Reinstein started his career as an intern under former President Ronald Reagan and later worked at ICM Partners. He is currently the chairman of several Regent businesses, including Escada,[3] La Senza, Sassoon, Regis Salons, Supercuts UK, Lillian Vernon[4] and Sightline Media Group. He also serves as the Publisher of Regent's various newspaper, magazine, and media properties, including Sunset Magazine,[5] Defense News, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times, Armed Forces Journal, and Federal Times among others.[6] He was the Chief Executive Officer of The Franklin Mint as well as CEO of CinemaNow.[7]

Reinstein is also the founder of the Military Charity Organization, a Washington D.C. based non-profit that operates the Service Members of the Year Honors Program. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and has served on several private and public company boards including Pegasus Solutions,[8][9] and NexTag as well as the Australian Stock Exchange listed technology company Structural Monitoring Systems.[2][10]


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  2. ^ a b "SMN.AU Company Profile & Executives - Structural Monitoring Systems PLC - Wall Street Journal". quotes.wsj.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  3. ^ Diderich, Samantha Conti,Joelle; Conti, Samantha; Diderich, Joelle (2019-10-30). "Escada Owner Said in Advanced Talks to Sell Brand". WWD. Retrieved 2019-12-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Current sold to equity firm | Colorado Springs Gazette, News". gazette.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  5. ^ "Time Inc. sells Sunset magazine to LA-based private equity firm - Talking New MediaTalking New Media | The digital publishing website". www.talkingnewmedia.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  6. ^ "Elaine Howard returns to Sightline Media". defensenews.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  7. ^ Todd Spangler. "FilmOn Buys CinemaNow Movie, TV Download Service | Variety". variety.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  8. ^ "Pegasus Solutions names Scott Gibson as CEO | News | Breaking Travel News". breakingtravelnews.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Pegasus Solutions Spins Off Reservations Business to Regent Equity Partners – Skift". skift.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  10. ^ "Appointment of new US based director" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-01-14.