NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- M Klein and Company, a leading strategic advisory firm, today announced that Michael Eck has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Eck brings extensive experience as a trusted advisor to public and private boards, senior management teams, entrepreneurs and financial sponsors. During his 30 year career, he has built and led the Global Consumer and Retail Investment Banking Groups at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, where he advised and led several industry-defining transactions.
Michael Klein, Founder of M Klein and Company, said, "We are pleased to welcome Mike to our growing firm as a senior independent advisor. His track record and experience advising companies across the globe, particularly in the area of consumer and retail M&A, make him a strong addition to the firm and our long-term, client centric principles."
"M Klein is building a world-class advisory practice that is consistent with the principles of delivering the highest quality, truly independent advice to some of the most sophisticated clients in the world. The opportunity to provide long-term strategic counsel to my clients, not simply transactional service, is unique," said Michael Eck. "I am delighted to join the firm and look forward to working with Michael and his team of elite professionals and other Senior Advisors."
Mr. Eck is currently an independent board member of a number of successful public and private organizations, including Blue Buffalo, the leading natural pet food company, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of Shopkick, the largest mobile shopping app in the world, which was recently purchased by the SK Group, and is an independent appointed member of the board for USA Ultimate, the National Governing Body for the sport of ultimate in the United States. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the board for Steer for Student Athletes, a fast-growing and innovative non-profit that supports at-risk student athletes in challenging circumstances to achieve successful life outcomes.
Mr. Eck received his Masters in Management from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Business from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
About M Klein and Company
M Klein and Company*, headquartered in New York, is a global strategic advisor to chief executive officers, boards of directors, governments and large institutional investors. The firm was founded on the principle of providing unbiased, embedded long-term advice across the financial and strategy spectrum to help clients achieve their objectives and increase their intrinsic value. Since 2012, M Klein and Company has become one of the leading merger and acquisitions advisors worldwide. In 2015, the firm played a leading advisory role for a diverse range of global corporations including for Dow Chemical, which recently announced its $130 billion merger with DuPont.
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