Mike is a managing director and the head of food, beverage & agriculture at Intrepid Investment Bankers, Oaklins’ member firm in Los Angeles. With more than 20 years of investment banking experience, he has focused on the food and beverage sector since 2000. In that time, Mike has executed 50+ transactions worth over US$80 billion. His experience includes buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, credit and debt structuring and origination as well as public and private equity raises. He has represented clients across a variety of industry segments, including packaged food and beverage, produce, protein, seafood, agriculture, grocery retail and foodservice. Notable clients he has advised include DRYFT Sciences, Beyond Meat and Dr. Pepper Snapple.
Prior to joining Intrepid, Mike was a managing director with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he spent 12 years, most recently in the Los Angeles office, covering key consumer, food and agriculture clients in the Pacific Southwest. During his investment banking career, Mike also worked at Morgan Stanley, Stifel Nicolaus & Company and Alex Brown & Sons in New York, Atlanta and Baltimore. Mike received his BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and is a FINRA-registered general securities principal.