Chief Credit and Risk Officer
Mike previously served as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of Merrill Lynch Capital, where he was responsible for credit policy and portfolio management across the company’s four business groups. From 2002 to 2007, Mike was the company’s Chief Credit Officer.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Capital, Mike was Executive Vice President and Chief Credit and Risk Officer for Heller Financial, Inc. He was also Chairman of the company’s Credit Committee and Credit Policy Committee. During 30 years at Heller, Mike managed most of the company’s lending and investment activities and also served as Assistant General Counsel.
Mike is a recognized author and speaker on leveraged buyout financing, problem loan administration, the law of secured lending, enterprise risk management and similar topics. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Risk Management Association.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Business degree from Western Illinois University, where he serves on the Business School’s President’s Advisory Council, and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School.