Michael Rasmussen

Phone610-351-1633 x121
Managing Director, Senior Strategic Advisor

Michael Rasmussen is Managing Director at Ambassador Financial Group. Michael provides fixed income investment services and strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions to banks, thrifts and other middle-market institutions.

Michael advises financial institutions on balance sheet management and recommends asset strategies to improve earnings and enhance shareholder value. He also provides investment banking advisory services to community banks and thrifts and has broad transactional experience.

Michael has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. Prior to joining Ambassador he was a managing director at Stifel Financial Corp., a publicly traded financial services company headquartered in St. Louis, MO. While at the firm, Michael managed or co-managed numerous merger and acquisition transactions in the financial services industry aggregating approximately $3 billion in value. Additionally, he completed many common stock offerings specific to the thrift industry aggregating approximately $1 billion.

Prior to joining Stifel, Michael served for ten years at McConnell, Budd & Romano, Inc., a New Jersey based investment banking firm. During his tenure at McConnell, Budd & Romano, Michael advised community banks on 33 M&A transactions with aggregate deal value in excess of $2 billion. He began his career at Manufacturers Hanover in the corporate finance group.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Fordham University and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University. He holds an Investment Banking Series 79 designation as well as series 7, 63 and 24 designations. He resides in Chatham, NJ with his wife Karen and their four children. In his spare time Michael enjoys skiing, surfing and the beach.