Michael Baumkirchner is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group and is based in New York. Mr. Baumkirchner has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance, secured lending, and investment banking. He has over 7 years of restructuring experience providing advisory services to various constituencies in both in-court and out-of-court restructurings across a wide range of industries including energy, financial services, telecom, healthcare, technology and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Ankura Consulting Group, Mr. Baumkirchner worked in FTI’s Corporate Finance and Restructuring practice. Mr. Baumkirchner has worked on a wide range of restructurings over the past 7 years including public experiences with Midstates Petroleum, RCS Capital, Boomerang Tube, PCD, MF Global, and Lehman Brothers.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Baumkirchner spent five years at MBIA in its Operating Asset and Whole Business Securitization group where he originated and structured financial guarantees on fixed income securities backed by aviation assets, marine cargo containers, intellectual property, and business loans and leases. He developed expertise in valuing the securities backed by these assets and valuing the collateral backing the securities.
Prior to receiving his MBA, Mr. Baumkirchner worked as an associate at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in its loan syndication department where he focused on structuring and distributing debt in project finance, real estate, and leverage finance markets. As an analyst at Bank of America Securities in its Global Investment Bank, he developed cash flow models for valuing various capital intensive projects such as power plants, telephone networks, oil fields, toll roads, and gas pipelines in connection with Bank of America’s US Project Finance practice and in support of Latin American M&A business.
Mr. Baumkirchner received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and his BBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Mr. Baumkirchner is also a CFA Charterholder.