Matthew M. Wirgau is president and managing member of Midwest Financial Service, LLC, a privately held financial services and investment banking firm. He has extensive experience in business valuations, fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions, leverage buyouts, raising capital and debt, negotiating and structuring transactions, strategic planning and business development.
Mr. Wirgau’s experience in private sector firms and governmental agencies provides him a unique set of skills. He has held senior-level management experience with full P&L responsibility, including business development, cost cutting, marketing, new product introduction, operations, sales and account management and strategic planning. Mr. Wirgau has experience in managing large and small organizations in startup, turn around and growth situations.
Since 1995, Mr. Wirgau has been a successful entrepreneur acquiring, managing, growing and selling privately held companies. He had owned and operated a manufacturing company and a financial services firm. Prior to that he was President and CEO of a professional services firm; served as a Senior Vice President of a real estate development firm; and was the Manager of Corporate Planning and Acquisitions of a large private held equity buyout and holding company. Mr. Wirgau served as a Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration and a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation for Elizabeth Dole.
Mr. Wirgau is also active in many civic and community act ivies. For example, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), the public transit agency in suburban Southeast Michigan. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit People Mover, the light rail system in Detroit, MI. From 1994 to 2000 he was a Member of the Executive Committee, Michigan State Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Wirgau has a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. (Graduated with Honors; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Fraternity.) and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, MI. (Graduated with Honors; Awarded Victor F. Spathelf Leadership Award.)