Michael A. Maidy
Michael A. Maidy, one of the co-founders and co-managing member of Sherwood Partners, LLC, comes from a highly successful accounting background. He is a respected authority on innovative financial services and crisis management, with more than 36 years of experience in all facets of credit, lending, and finance.
Before founding Sherwood in 1992, Mr. Maidy was managing partner of a prestigious national CPA firm with offices in Los Angeles, Honolulu and New York. In his capacity as a CPA and financial advisor he was responsible for numerous real estate, apparel/textile, broadcasting/communications, oil and gas, and healthcare clients. His responsibilities included financial structuring and private placement memorandums, as well as corporate restructuring. His expertise is in locating, negotiating and structuring all forms of financing, debt placement, senior debt placement, and mezzanine/equity placements. In addition, he is well known for working creatively with lenders and creditors to enable companies facing financial crises to survive and prosper.
As managing partner Mr. Maidy helps companies profit by creating strategic operational and financial relationships throughout the United States and across the border. In the era of NAFTA, Mexico's proximity to the United States and its large market, abundance of raw goods, and quality labor force make US-Mexico relationships uniquely valuable.
Mr. Maidy has extensive relationships in the venture capital, commercial finance and investment banking communities. He is one of the leading authorities regarding corporate restructuring, finance and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors (ABCs). His approach is to be completely involved from the start to completion of each transaction. He is experienced in a wide range of industries including technology, bio/life science, broadcasting/communications, telecommunications, apparel/textile, real estate/real estate construction, distribution, manufacturing and import/export.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Maidy is the author of numerous articles regarding commercial lending.