Michael Richards
Michael Richards
Managing Director
Phone: 310-432-8594
Michael S. Richards is a Managing Director of Diamond Capital Advisors specializing in Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure and Financial Restructuring. Over the past 20 years, Michael has worked as an investment banker in a wide range of industry sectors; and has focused much of his time on complex capital structure solutions related to financial restructurings, M&A, and project finance.

Prior to joining Diamond, Michael executed over $3 billion in investment banking transactions at several prominent middle market firms, including Oppenheimer & Co., The Seaport Group, and Cappello Global LLC. He has a proven track record of developing financial solutions to help companies grow, acquire, sell, stabilize or recapitalize.

Michael has worked on an extensive number of financial restructurings, M&A and capital raising transactions. With respect to financial restructuring and M&A, he has focused largely in the Gaming, Lodging and Leisure industry sectors throughout the Unites States, while capital raising has centered on real estate project finance as well as growth financing for hospitality-related software and technology companies.

Michael has an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and a BA from Princeton University. He is a devoted husband and father of two young children, a girl and a boy. Originally from New York, Michael now loves to spend time with his wife and children in the Pacific Palisades and playing tennis and golf with friends in West LA. Michael played Varsity Tennis at Princeton and spent one year on the satellite circuit before beginning his financial career.