Mike joined Deutsche Bank in May 2010 as Managing Director and senior company research analyst to lead airline coverage in the Americas and aircraft leasing companies. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mike was at Merrill Lynch where he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Basic Materials and Industrials Research. At Merrill Lynch, Mike’s coverage universe included airlines headquartered throughout the Americas as well as aircraft leasing companies. Mike joined Merrill Lynch in 1992. Prior to his position in Equity Research, Mike worked in Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking Group in both New York and Los Angeles. Mike has been a top-ranked analyst in the Institutional Investor Analyst Survey for 16 years. In 2009, Mike was inducted into the Wall Street Journal Analyst Hall of Fame based on the number of years he was recognized as a top stock-picker. Lastly, he has been recognized numerous times over the years in other stock selection surveys including Financial Times/Starmine and Forbes.