R. Michael Villarreal is the Founder and President of Flite Banking Centers, LLC since its 2009 inception. He is responsible for the implementation and execution of the Company’s business strategies, strategic partnerships, capital fund raising and oversees the Company’s growth initiatives.
Prior to establishing Flite, Michael was the Co-founder and Managing Partner of V. V. Swartz and Co., where he was responsible for the origination and execution of strategic advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions and private capital placements for micro-cap and small-cap energy companies.
Prior to joining V. V. Swartz, Michael was a Senior Vice President with Morgan Keegan’s energy investment banking group, where his duties involved origination and execution of public market capital transactions, M&A advisory, private capital placements, and strategic advisory services.
Before joining Morgan Keegan, Michael was a Managing Director with DRG&L where he co-led the firm’s Energy Capital Markets Advisory practices. Michael has over 14 years’ experience as a senior equity research analyst covering oilfield service companies and independent producers.
He has held senior level positions with Morgan Keegan, CIBC World Markets, Dillon Read & Company and Jefferies & Co. Michael received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston.