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Michael Metzger


GABA Director
Southern California Chapter Vice-Chair

Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey

Michael is a Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey (, a global NYSE listed investment bank, and provides M&A and financing advisory services to Internet, media, entertainment and technology companies.  Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Michael was a Principal at MESA, a merchant bank and advisory firm specializing in digital and traditional media transactions. Prior to MESA, Michael was Co-Founder and Principal at Covert & Co., Vice President at New Century Capital Partners, and held senior management and engineering positions at AT&T, IBM and Mindspeed.

Michael holds 5 patents in the field of Communications, and he also serves as a Board Director of the German American Business Association (GABA) and as a Vice-Chair of the Southern California Chapter.

Michael was raised in Stuttgart, Germany and received an MSEE from University of Ulm, Germany and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management.