Mike Rosenberg is the Senior Managing Director and prior Chief Executive Officer of Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC, a firm specializing in advising on Merger & Acquisition transactions and arranging private capital for middle market companies. Previously, he was Co-Head of the Middle Market Group (“MMG”) of Investment Banking & Capital Markets (“IBCM”) for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. In that position, he served on IBCM’s Operating, Commitment and Fairness Opinion committees. Previously he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Barrington Associates, the predecessor to MMG. He has spent more than 30 years in investment banking and corporate finance, assisting corporate clients in achieving their financial and strategic objectives. The projects that he has managed include advising on merger and acquisition assignments, debt and equity private placements, troubled company restructurings and valuations in connection with complex securities transactions. Mr. Rosenberg has been the senior advisor in numerous prominent middle-market transactions. Some of the transactions in which he has acted in such capacity include the take-private of Herbalife International Inc., the sale of Pacific Architects and Engineers, Inc. to Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), the sale of Wickes Furniture, Inc. to Sun Capital, the sale of the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Team to Phil Anschutz and Ed Roski, Jr., the merger of Dakin, Inc. with Applause Enterprises, Inc. and the sale of Smith+Noble LLC to Cornerstone Brands, Inc.
Mr. Rosenberg has been listed in “Who's Who in Banking and Finance,” the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual poll of the 100 most influential individuals in the Los Angeles financial services community. He is a General Securities Principal licensed with FINRA / SIPC and a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. In addition, Mr. Rosenberg is active in community affairs, serving as a board member of several civic and charitable organizations, including serving as president and founder of Westcoast Sports Associates, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children in southern California. He is a member of the corporate advisory boards of homebuilder, Renasci Development, LLC and pharmaceutical marketing services company, ESSRX. Prior to joining Barrington Associates and subsequently Wells Fargo Securities, Mr. Rosenberg was employed by Bear, Stearns & Co., where he worked in the firm’s real estate and corporate finance departments. Previously, he was an officer of Foothill Capital Corp., the predecessor to Wells Fargo Foothill (now Wells Fargo Capital Finance), where he financed middle-market companies in the western U.S.
Mr. Rosenberg graduated cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. degree in Economics. In addition, he holds an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School.