Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley

Senior Vice President
  • Aerospace & Defense

Q & A

“I am incredibly excited to be a part of building a new kind of investment bank at Cascadia Capital.  As a ‘status-quo challenger’ by nature, I love coming to work and questioning everything we think we believe about how to serve clients in a constant search for ways to do it better.”

  • Q: Trust. Experience. Independence. Results. What does this mean to you?
    A:

    It’s our brand, our identity – which means it’s everything.

  • Q: What drives you?
    A:

    Being better today than I was yesterday.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?
    A:

    Our clients run complex businesses in highly competitive markets – I am passionate about building a trusted advisor relationship with our clients’ shareholders and management teams so they can focus on what matters most: running their business.

Expertise

Mike Kelley is a Senior Vice President focused on originating and executing deals in Aerospace & Defense. Previously with General Electric for over a decade, his career has spanned M&A advisory, debt markets, corporate finance leadership and corporate development buy-side for several transactions over $1 billion.

Through his career, Mike has provided leadership for M&A, debt and capital structuring transactions for over 200 companies, primarily in industrial market segments. Within the Aerospace & Defense market, Mike has worked on several high profile transactions including GE’s 2007 acquisition of Smith’s Aerospace and the company’s later avionics joint venture with China’s AVIC.

Bio

Mike is a Senior Vice President at Cascadia Capital focusing on Aerospace & Defense industry coverage and transaction execution leadership for M&A and capital raises. Prior to Cascadia Capital, Mike worked at GE for 11 years where he executed deals for the Corporate M&A team and GE Capital.

Mike was named a 40-under-40 by M&A Advisor magazine and is a graduate of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow. He holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Missouri.

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