Mike Banks is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Venturi Private Wealth. He brings 25 years of finance and operational experience to the firm. Mike provides fiduciary oversight and financial management of the firm, infrastructure development, and controls to ensure prudent management of client assets. Mike provides business advisory consulting on personal business matters of clients primarily in private business evaluations, financial assessment including modeling, investment due diligence, and M&A pre-planning.

Mike has a proven track record working with companies in high growth environments. Prior to joining Venturi, he led the finance & operations of two growth companies, both resulting in successful liquidity events. He has provided financial consulting on over 100 different business engagements over a broad range of industries including software, SaaS, semiconductor, manufacturing, renewable energy, service, and healthcare. He has led successful early-round equity fundings and debt financings.

Mike earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and holds co-ownership in two technology patents. He has been an instructor on renewable energy economics and corporate M&A. He has been an executive advisor to a local Austin private school and served on the Finance Committee of the City of Sunset Valley.

In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Janna and their three children. He also spends as much time as possible at LadyBird Lake, where he attempts to run.