Michael Harden is a senior managing director at Ambrose Advisors. He leads Ambrose’s Investment Banking division. He has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, mergers, acquisitions, financings, ESOP buyouts and valuations. He is a specialist in ESOP buyouts and therefore has experience in wide array of industries, including energy, technology, government contracting, breweries, manufacturing, distribution, business services and construction.
Prior to joining Ambrose, Michael was a managing director and partner of Eureka Capital Partners where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, ESOP buyouts, capital raising, as well as valuation and fairness opinions. Before Eureka, he was a managing director at BCC Capital Partners, a boutique investment banking firm. Prior to BCC, he spent seven years with Credit Suisse First Boston’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Michael began his career in the audit group of Coopers & Lybrand and subsequently the business valuation group of Arthur Andersen.
Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Business Economics and Accounting. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a Registered Securities Principal (Series 24) and a Registered Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) through FINRA. Michael is the recent past chairman of the ESOP Association’s Finance Advisory Committee, for which he continues to serve. Michael also serves as a Director on the Board of four companies, three of which are 100% ESOP-owned S-Corporations.
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