Michael Garcia

“This industry is very personal, and it is a great honor to get to know my clients and help them pursue their strategic and financial objectives. While investment banking can be transactional in nature, what truly motivates me are the meaningful relationships I build with my clients based on trust and loyalty.”

Michael Garcia

Managing Director :: Head of Disruptive Brands


  • University of Michigan, B.B.A., graduated with distinction

Mike is a Managing Director and head of the firm’s Disruptive Brands practice, specializing on high-growth consumer brands across beauty and lifestyle. He has nearly 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience and a deep understanding of trends and value-drivers across the branded consumer sector. He maintains ongoing dialogue with acquirers and investors in these sectors, and has a proven track record of helping clients sell to global strategic acquirers and value-added private equity sponsors. Mike has received several recent recognitions, including being named a “2022 Visionary” in the Los Angeles Banking and Finance: Trends, Updates and Visionaries magazine produced by the LA Times“One of the Most Influential Investment Bankers in Los Angeles” in 2019 by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ), and being named a Finalist in the “Service Provider of the Year” category at the annual LABJ Fashion & Beauty Awards in 2018.

Prior to joining Intrepid, he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer Growth at Deloitte Corporate Finance. In his role as Co-Head of Consumer Growth, Mike covered and executed deals relating to companies that are disrupting and innovating the consumer landscape.

Prior to Deloitte, Mike worked at Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns. He served in various roles focused on executing mergers and acquisitions.

Mike resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Vanessa, their three children, and dog. He enjoys coaching his son’s little league baseball team, supporting his daughter in her gymnastics endeavors, and going on trips with his family. He also has a deep passion for all things Michigan, including football.

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