Managing Director, EarlyBirdCapital
R. Michael Powell joined EarlyBirdCapital in 2010 and is a Managing Director in its Investment Banking department where he focuses on SPACs, middle market M&A and financings. Since joining the firm he worked on approximately 30 SPAC IPOs generating gross proceeds in excess of $2.8 billion. Prior to joining EarlyBirdCapital, Mr. Powell served as Managing Director at Pali Capital where he co-founded its investment banking department and underwrote in excess of $750 million of SPAC IPOs and advised on 10 M&A transactions valued in excess of $3.6 billion. Earlier in his career, Mr. Powell was a founding employee and served as Managing Director at Morgan Joseph. He also has previous experience in the Generalist/M&A group at ING Barings and the Energy and Natural Resource Group at UBS.
Mr. Powell is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned B.A. degrees in Economics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 1994. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation