Michael J. Urfirer
Chairman and Chief
Michael is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stone Key Group. Prior to founding Stone Key, Michael was a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of Strategic Advisory Banking at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. He was a Senior Managing Director of the firm, served on the Investment Banking Department Operating Committee and was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Michael joined Bear Stearns in 1994 after spending five years at CS First Boston as a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department. Prior to joining CS First Boston, Michael spent over five years at Lehman Brothers, where he was Co-Head and Co-Founder of Lehman’s Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group.
For more than 30 years, he has advised technology companies in areas from the Aerospace/Defense industry to the Enterprise Software and Information Services Sectors on a wide variety of strategic and financial issues. In both 2012 and 2013, Defense News named Michael one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense. In 1997, Fortune magazine selected Michael as one of America’s ten “most well-connected and effective M&A bankers.”
Michael is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical School and serves as a member of the Compensation, Audit and Compliance and Information Technology Committees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Michael received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard College.