Michael Barry

Managing Director

Michael Barry joined Performance Trust in 2019 as a Managing Director and Head of the Northeast Region in Investment Banking. He has over 30 years of experience advising depository institutions on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings/recapitalizations, defense, and public and private debt and capital raising transactions. Barry has extensive depository M&A experience, having advised on over 90 announced depository M&A transactions, with an aggregate value of over $165 billion, and has worked on over 70 public or private debt or equity transactions, raising over $55 billion in the aggregate.

Prior to joining Performance Trust in October 2019, Barry served as a Managing Director in the Financial Services Investment Banking group at Piper Jaffray. Before Piper, Barry was head of the M&A practice for the Financial Institutions group at Stifel and Head of Depository M&A at Sterne Agee. Prior to that, Barry spent more than 13 years at Merrill Lynch where he was Head of the U.S. Depository Group. He has also held senior M&A positions in the Financial Institutions Groups of both Banc of America Securities and Lehman Brothers.

Barry received his Master of Business Administration degree, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree in politics, summa cum laude, from Princeton University.