Selection Committee Members: Michael Burgmaier

Michael BurgmaierMichael Burgmaier is a Co-Founder and Managing Director with Whipstitch Capital, an investment bank that provides private placement and buy-side / sell-side mergers & acquisitions advisory services solely for consumer products companies. Whipstitch’s singular client and sector focus is in the healthy, organic, natural and/or functional food, beverage, supplements, personal care and related retail companies. Mike has helped complete over 50 transactions for clients such as Blake’s All Natural Foods, IGNITE Sales Management, KeVita, Essentia Water, Cherrybrook Kitchen, Spindrift, SoapBox Soaps, The Switch and Otter Creek Brewing Company.

Michael has been active in the M&A and private equity/VC consumer space since early 2004; previously he was a Consultant with Bain & Co. In 2008, he was named as a “40 Under 40” leader in the Natural Products Industry by the Natural Foods Merchandiser. Michael earned an MPP from Duke University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.