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Primary Area of Expertise

Corporate Governance

Expert Witness Profile

Michael N Christiansen is an experienced investment banker and corporate executive. With more than 25 years of investment banking experience, he is currently Senior Managing Director at Weild&Co., FINRA-member broker dealer, with prior service as senior investment banker at Prudential Securities, WestPark Capital, Seidler Amdec Securities, and Laffer Associates. Industry sector experience includes enterprise technology, digital media, life sciences, consumer, retailing and natural resources. As a senior investment banker, Michael has advised clients on over $2 billion of public and private equity transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic advisory engagements.

Michael's corporate executive portfolio includes more than 10 years with small-cap public and private emerging growth companies in enterprise technology, digital media, and natural resources. During 2016-2020, he served as CFO of Weild&Co. and Weild Capital, with participation on the firm's commitment and compliance committees. Additionally, he currently serves as a director of two listed public companies and chairs the respective audit committees.

Michael has twice served as chairman of official creditor committees in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, most recently in 2018-2021. In multiple non-expert court appearances and depositions, his constellation of knowledge and experience in financial analytics, asset tracing, corporate governance, and economics have been critical to achieving key milestones and favorable outcomes in bankruptcy, family trust, divorce, and bankruptcy cases.

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Education & Licenses

USC Marshall School of Business, MBA, Corporate Finance and Business Economics Utah State University, B.S. Corporate Finance; FINRA Series 7, 63, 79, 82, 99