Michael Schumacher

Mike Schumacher has completed transactions totaling over $10 billion in value, including debt, equity and strategic advisory transactions.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Mike joined Headwaters MB (now Capstone Headwaters) in January 2017 and opened the St. Louis office. He joined from ParkWest Advisors, a Merchant Bank he co-founded in 2014, where he served as Head of Advisory Services.

Over the course of Mike's 18-year investment banking career, he has advised, evaluated and worked with companies and financial sponsors across various industries and sizes. He has covered the Light Industrials space for 7 years at middle market investment banks.

Previously, Mike was with Morgan Stanley, where he served as a Vice President, focusing on Heavy Industrials in North America, as well as Asia. He began his career with Bear, Stearns in equity research and debt capital markets in New York and Hong Kong.

Mike earned an AB in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago, an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MA in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, which he began studying whilst at St. Louis U. High.