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 helped lead the healthcare investment banking group on the West Coast for six years. Michael has acted as a consultant, advising clients on a variety of strategic alternatives across multiple healthcare subsectors as well as led the IPO of Carbylan Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company, while serving as Chief Financial Officer. 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. His securities credentials include Series 79 and 63 securities licenses. A native of Talladega, Alabama, Michael and his wife Gayle now live in Birmingham with their two children, Emelia and Madeline.