Michael White, Managing Director of Founders Advisors Healthcare practice, is a strategic finance professional with operating experience as a chief financial officer. He has over 20 years’ experience advising healthcare clients on a range of strategic alternatives including IPOs, public and private equity and debt capital raises, joint ventures, licensing and buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions.
Michael spent seven years at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York where he served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility in the healthcare investment banking group. He then joined Barclays where he was a vice president and director in the healthcare investment banking group on the West Coast for six years. Most recently Michael has acted as a consultant, advising clients on a variety of strategic alternatives across multiple healthcare subsectors as well as serving as Chief Financial Officer of Carbylan Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company. Michael started his career at SouthTrust Bank and its affiliate, PRN Mortgage Capital, providing financing and advisory services for companies primarily in the post-acute care space.
Michael received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama and his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. A native of Talladega, Alabama, Michael and his wife Gayle have recently returned to Birmingham, where they live with their two children, Emelia and Madeline.