Benjamin J. Michael

Vice President

Benjamin J. Michael joined Commerce Street Capital in June of 2016 and focuses on business and bank valuations, and assists in all phases of buy and sell-side mandates in the mergers and acquisitions process. Prior to joining Commerce Street Capital, Mr. Michael spent 12 years in operational roles in various industries including a nine year career as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps where he completed five overseas assignments and was awarded several personal awards for valor in combat. He has lived abroad in various countries for five combined years and traveled to or worked in over 30 countries. After leaving the Marines, he spent three years as an Operations Manager for a commercial engineering company.

Mr. Michael joined the Corporate Investment Banking and Valuation / Fairness Opinion groups at Commerce Street Capital after completing his MBA at Southern Methodist University and brings diverse industry experience and over a decade of real world leadership to the Commerce Street Team. Mr. Michael completed his undergraduate studies at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, where he received a BS in Quantitative Economics, played Division I football and was student officer-in-charge of 140 Midshipmen of the 16th Company. Mr. Michael enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and meeting new people from around the world.

He is a registered representative and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.