Michael O. Mirman
Executive investment banking professional with extensive experience originating and executing strategic advisory and corporate financial services for a broad spectrum of companies, including transaction advisory and corporate finance assignments. Seasoned in the transactional advisory, compliance and business development aspects of Investment Banking and Asset Management. Well versed in new Product Development.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Facilitation of Alliances and Partnerships
P&L and Business Management
Deal Structuring and Negotiations
High Level Leadership Capabilities- A proven track record of identifying and developing new business opportunities, cultivating client relationships at the Chief Executive level, winning investment banking mandates and successfully executing transactions. #1 YTD commission rep for previous employer with over 1200 reps
Entrepreneurial- Led the creation, development and deployment of several products that established previous companies to be an innovative force in the industry with exponential increase in sales
Strategic Planning- Completely restructured and revamped financial stability of clients with implementation of extensive credit line
Mentor- Support junior team members to increase knowledge base and facilitate their career development
Danes Xtreme, Managing Partner (June 2018- present)
Wealthy individual that wanted a personal financial planner to maintain and grow his estate for his family.
Established a family office for the purpose of both investing and protecting financial assets
Managing multiple investment accounts, including but not limited to….
Spearheading entire due diligence and vetting processing for new investments
Facilitating financing for acquisitions and construction projects in their portfolio
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Bank Team Financial Advisor, (December 2014-June 2018)
Multinational investment back and financial services with dual functioning team of financial investment advisors that work on the bank and investment side.
Maintained my Series 7, 24, 79, 63 and 65 license
Bank Team Advisor Program with dual responsibilities to the bank and investment branches of the firm.
Raised over $35mm in 3 years
Consistently led the market in Managed Investments Assets raised.
Market leader in referrals to internal partners
John Thomas Financial, Director of Business Development (May 2012-February 2013)
Privately held financial services firm dedicated to individual brokerage and investment banking needs in the small and micro cap arena.
Acquisition of talent for internal opportunities as well as generate and develop new business partners for potential merger
Develop and establish recruiting strategies and processes aligned with business objectives and company goals.
Maintain regular dialogue with prospects, continually learning about their needs and identifying solutions that capitalize on firm’s capabilities.
Build and maintain proactive partnerships with all client groups, evaluate and manage their hiring projections, needs and issues, and develop comprehensive solutions and tools.
Extensive travel to client locations for new business development and client management activities
BMA Securities, LLC Director of Business Development (September 2011-May 2012)
Full-service brokerage firm working primarily with institutional and high-net-worth individual investors. A special focus on providing rapid execution to Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, and Institutional Money Management firms. Using sophisticated trading technology BMA provides trading services with flexibility and accuracy.
Developed new business opportunities with Mid Market institutional clients and prospects
Maintained an active network of 1500+ private equity firms, family offices and other Institutional Investors
Client base consists of middle market companies with $10 million to $200 million in revenue located throughout the continental US
Continued regular dialogue with existing clients to review their investments while continually seeking cross-sell
Analyzed key transaction considerations, including: strategic rationale, structural constraints, capital structure implications, liquidity profile, potential synergy value and financing alternatives
Directed strategic key account and business development as well as deal origination, execution of acquisition, leveraged and structured finance, minority equity, LBOs and restructuring transactions for Corporate/Private Equity clients
Led clients/prospects through the sales cycle, anticipating questions/requests and coordinating with the product and consultant teams to ensure successful closing of new business.
Worked with Legal, Compliance, Account Implementation and Client Relationship Management to ensure smooth start-up of new relationships.
Ensured compliance with applicable AML laws, policies and procedures
Cresta Capital Strategies, LLC, President, Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Partner (June 2006 – September 2011)
Middle Market Boutique Investment Banking firm specializing in corporate finance and M&A transactions with a focus towards middle-market companies in a wide variety of industries. Financing from up to $100+ Million. Specializing in growth equity financing, acquisition financing, recapitalizations and working across capital spectrum in private equity, commercial lines of credit, venture capital, PIPES, structured debt, purchase order, financing and specialty financing
Followed regulatory changes that impact the firm regardless of business.
Oversaw the on-going maintenance of the firm’s regulatory compliance program
Acted as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved
Created multiple 10B5-1 trading plans to remain within FINRA/SEC compliance
Supervised all trading and stock/warrant position management
Completely restructured and revamped financial stability of Agriculture Importer/Exporter with implementation of $1.8million credit line
Representative advisory and capital raising transactions: national IT outsourcing client $57mill debt recap, eventually acquired by national satellite TV provider
Industrial linen client - $5mill growth financing
Consumer finance client $30mill debt recap/$50mill IPO
Chief Executive in development of client relationships, sourcing and executing investment banking transactions across all industries including: energy, manufacturing, financial services, consumer, real estate, agriculture, healthcare
Advised clients in the structuring and successful execution of numerous APO, RTO’s, secondary offering, debt financing and private placements
Cresta Capital Strategies, LLC, President, Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Partner (cont.)
Deal experience focused primarily on North America with minor focus on international transactions
Extensive product experience in senior debt, second lien, mezzanine, structured & common equity
Supervised deal teams of research analysts, underwriting staff and capital markets professionals
Member of investment committee/deal approval team at business level. Negotiate and oversee creation of deal related documents – purchase agreements, offering memos, registration statements, etc
Created a department from scratch to a team of 12 and 3 offices nationwide that are responsible for all of the investment activities of the firm
Built a process of sourcing, reviewing and screening candidates for institutional private investment, considering nearly 200 business plans per month
Jade Securities, LLC/GunnAllen Financial, Director, Compliance (January 2002 – October 2006)
Middle-Market Boutique investment banking arm of National Independent Firm focused on raising growth capital and providing M&A services. Also, assist institutional private equity investors in identifying, assessing and closing prospective investments
Successfully built both banking department and Hybrid-Private Equity Fund
Was #1 YTD commission rep for firm with over 1200 rep
Key deal generator where the firm was built into one of the top branches nationwide
Developed business cases and plans for new business and products for middle-market companies as part of their growth strategy utilizing market analysis, financial forecasting, synergy analyses and identifying JV opportunities
Organized two departments within the firm that began generating revenue within 2 months of operations
Provided business planning, new product development, project management and decision support for a broad spectrum of strategic and operational
Responsible for the origination and execution of M&A and debt & equity capital raising mandates
Generalist team member of the Mid-Corporate Investment Banking group
Actively worked with companies and financial sponsors in identifying opportunities for acquisition financings, recapitalizations, leveraged by buy-outs
Client and prospect base included wide range of industries including healthcare, consumer, manufacturing, metals & mining and services
Focused on strategic advisory and capital raises for various industry verticals in domestic, emerging and frontier markets. Geographic specialties include US, South America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean
Led due-diligence process on transactions, working with CEOs, CFOs, and business owners. BODs to create offering document and confidential information memos for prospective investors
Citigroup – Investment Trading Specialist (January 2000-July 2001)
Executed trades for securities, index and equity options, U.S. Treasuries, UITs, mutual funds, municipal bonds
Reviewed and established house requirements for various accounts based upon concentration, suitability and trading activity
Developed a database to manage House / Fed Calls and coordinated maintenance liquidations
Further developed an extensive knowledge of procedures and operations for banking and investment products
Managed new trading professionals in execution and order routing as well as relationship managing
Reconciled trade disputes and discrepancies for large client relationships
Worked in compliance analyzing accounts in a brokerage clearing conversion.
State University of New York at Buffalo
Accreditation & Awards/Recognition
GunnAllen Financial 2006 Chairman’s Circle Sales Contest (1200+ reps) #1 Gross Commission