Amherst Partners beefs up team with new senior-level additions

Amherst Partners has expanded its restructuring advisory and investment banking team with new new hires. James Morden has joined the firm as a restructuring advisory managing director and Matthew Feldman has been named director of investment banking. Previously, Morden worked at Alvarez & Marsal where he served as a director in the corporate restructuring group while Feldman was a vice president at Moelis & Company.


Amherst Partners is pleased to announce continued growth of the firm’s Restructuring Advisory and Investment Banking practices with the recent arrival of two new, senior-level hires: James Morden and Matthew Feldman.

The addition of James and Matt to Amherst’s leadership team represents a key step in the firm’s overall growth strategy, bolstering both industry expertise and execution capability. Being able to lure these talented individuals away from Wall Street firms and bring them both home to the Midwest is a direct reflection of Amherst’s positive momentum in the marketplace.

James Morden, Managing Director, Restructuring Advisory
With more than fifteen years of interim management, financial advisory, and restructuring experience, Mr. Morden specializes in guiding companies in operational and financial distress. He has advised on complex engagements for companies, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, and public sector entities.

Mr. Morden has worked with companies with revenues ranging from the low millions to $4.5 billion and has enhanced value for all parties by improving operational performance, designing restructuring strategies, identifying cost savings, developing and evaluating business plans, executing distressed sales and managing liquidity in times of crisis.

Mr. Morden’s industry experience includes manufacturing, home building, retail, technology, energy, consumer products, financial institutions, sports and entertainment, education, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, printing & graphics, and outsourced services. Prior to joining Amherst Partners, he was a Director in the Corporate Restructuring group at Alvarez & Marsal in New York City.

“James was an incredibly strategic hire for us,” said Partner and Restructuring Group Leader Sheldon Stone. “His overall acumen is without peer and his broad industry experience is a great fit for our growth plan. It will allow us to build on the strength we already have in so many key areas and to continue to deliver the outstanding results our clients have come to expect.”

Mr. Morden earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphases in finance and accounting from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, graduating with high distinction. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Turnaround Management Association and Commercial Finance Association.

Matthew Feldman, Director, Investment Banking
Mr. Feldman has nearly 10 years of experience leading corporate finance transactions across a range of industries including consumer products and retail, building products, industrial products, and healthcare. He has extensive experience in all aspects of deal execution and management, including sell-side, buy-side, and capital raising engagements for clients ranging in size from middle-market businesses to large, publicly held companies.

Prior to joining Amherst Partners, he was a Vice President at Moelis & Company in New York City and also worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Peter J. Solomon Company.

“We are exceptionally pleased to have Matt join our team,” said Partner Gary N. Lewis. “He brings outstanding Wall Street experience and a track-record of success in some of our most aggressive growth areas, including healthcare and the consumer products and retail sectors. Matt is a great fit for our team and our culture, and we know he’s going to be a major asset for our clients.”

Mr. Feldman earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Political Science from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, graduating with high distinction. He maintains Series 7, 63, and 79 licenses with FINRA.
About Amherst Partners
With a track record that spans over 20 years, Amherst is one of the most reputable boutique investment banking, corporate restructuring, and management advisory firms in the Midwest. Among its core services, Amherst provides middle-market companies with hands-on involvement from senior-level advisors with deep expertise in business divestitures, acquisitions, capital raises, and other corporate finance transactions. Our professionals share a commitment to developing a “trusted advisor” relationship with our clients and referral partners and have amassed an extraordinary track record of success, with over 450 domestic and cross-border transactions exceeding $20 billion in total transaction value. Securities related transactions are offered through Amherst’s wholly owned subsidiary, One Amherst Partners LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SPIC.

Through our IMAP partnership, Amherst Partners maintains a well-established network of international offices in 35 countries. In 2015, IMAP closed 221 deals valued in aggregate at over US $9.6 billion. Through our IMAP partners, Amherst’s clients benefit by having seasoned deal professionals “on the ground” across the globe with first-hand knowledge of the local cultural and business environment.