Michael B. Schwerdtfeger
is a respected intermediary, entrepreneur and attorney, with over 20 years of experience arranging deals and representing clients.
Prior to joining Chapman Associates, Michael was the CEO of Venture Compass, a regional middle market M&A firm in Southern California.
Michael has also spent over 15 years as an attorney for Fortune 500 companies guiding them through complex business transactions.
has completed well over $2 billion in transactions, primarily in the areas of acquiring, divesting, financing, and developing assets for his
former employers, Kinder Morgan and ARCO
has acquired and sold privately held businesses, subsidiaries of major corporations, large equity positions in start up high tech companies, and a variety of assets.
has negotiated and concluded development, construction, and financing agreements for power plants and other facilities and guided clients through complicated, long term commercial arrangements.
Michael holds degrees in engineering, law, and business.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985, his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1997.