Michael Schumacher

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Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Mike Schumacher joined Headwaters MB in January 2017 and opened our St. Louis office.  He joined from ParkWest Advisors, a merchant bank he cofounded in 2014, where he served as Head of Advisory Services.

Over the course of Mr. Schumacher’s 18-year investment banking career, he has advised, evaluated and worked with companies and financial sponsors across various industries and sizes. Mr. Schumacher has completed transactions totaling over $10 billion in value, including debt, equity and strategic advisory transactions. Mr. Schumacher has covered the Light Industrials space for 7 years at middle market investment banks.  Previously, Mr. Schumacher was with Morgan Stanley, where he served as a Vice President focusing on Heavy Industrials in North America as well as Asia. Mr. Schumacher started his career with Bear, Stearns in equity research and debt capital markets in New York and Hong Kong.

Mr. Schumacher earned an A.B. in Economics with honors from the University of Chicago, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. Mr. Schumacher speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, which he started studying while at St. Louis U. High