Mike McFadden, co-chief executive officer of Lazard Middle Market, will speak at the Investment Club and FMA (Financial Management Association) meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Mike McFadden

Mike McFadden

The meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McNeely Hall Great Room (100). All members of the St. Thomas community are invited to attend free of charge; food will be provided.

McFadden has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, having initiated and completed a range of mergers and acquisitions transactions for entrepreneurs, private and public companies, and private equity groups. McFadden has broad industry experience with particular expertise related to the consumer sector and business services.

He is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth; in addition, he is a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions-related topics throughout the country. McFadden is a board member of Allen Edmonds, a leading manufacturer of high-end men’s shoes and accessories. He is also a board member of Christo Rey Jesuit High School.

Prior to joining Lazard Middle Market, he was an associate with the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Before graduating from law school, he was a marketing representative for IBM, where he was responsible for marketing large systems to retail and distribution accounts.

McFadden graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He also attended the London School of Economics. He holds a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow.