Southern California Chapter Vice-Chair
Partner at Drake Star Partners
Michael is a Partner at Drake Star Partners and provides M&A and financing advisory services to Internet, media, entertainment and technology companies. Drake Star Partners is a global media & tech investment bank with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Amsterdam, Geneva and Tokyo. Previously, Michael was a senior banker at Houlihan Lokey’s TMT group, Principal at MESA, a merchant bank and advisory firm specializing in digital media and entertainment 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.