Joshua Michaels – Managing Director
Invested Banker to the Consumer Industry

Josh has spent his professional career focused on the Consumer industry.
He joined Sawaya Partners, as a Managing Director, in 2021 to lead and expand the firm’s advisory practice in the Food & Beverage sector, while also continuing his work with e-commerce businesses and DTC brands.

Prior to joining Sawaya, Josh spent 12 years at Rothschild & Co., as part of its Consumer & Retail M&A team. He was actively involved in advising public companies, private companies, and financial sponsors on a variety of sell-side, buy-side, and corporate divestiture transactions both in North America and cross-border. His extensive deal experience spanned a range of different consumer segments but was primarily focused on the Food & Beverage sector – advising on over $70 billion of successful Food & Beverage transactions.

Outside of work Josh is personally invested in:
His amazing wife and three fantastic kids, coaching youth lacrosse, watching Notre Dame football, testing some new fitness trend or equipment (kettlebells at the moment), and reading – with the lofty goal to finish the long list of unread books (532) on his Kindle.

Josh Michaels
Call: +1-212-331-0822
Connect: LinkedIn
Rothschild & Co.
B.A. in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Hamilton College
M.B.A. in Finance, with honors, Stern School of Business, New York University
CFA completed Level 1 & 2 exams