Leadership

We are the ones who embrace challenge.

Our team has a wealth of experience in matters that extend beyond investment banking. Together we provide substantial expertise across multiple areas of focus. This is how we simplify the complex and execute transformational transactions for our clients.

The ones who are

  • Experienced
  • Dedicated
  • Client-centric

Meet our senior leadership.

For nearly three decades, our leadership team has been advising on many of the most relevant corporate finance transactions in the industry. We are known for developing and maintaining close relationships with decision makers because of the results we provide and the business principles our senior leadership follows.

The Trusted Ones

A team built over several decades.

  • Michael Kramer

    Partner and Chief Executive Officer

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    Michael Kramer is the CEO and a Founding Partner of Ducera Partners, a leading investment banking advisory firm focused on providing trusted, independent advice and innovative solutions to decisions makers in complex and transformative corporate finance transactions and situations.

    Mr. Kramer is one of the country's preeminent investment bankers. Over more than 30 years, Mr. Kramer has served as a trusted financial advisor to leading companies, creditors groups, government and quasi-government institutions, and other parties of interest in complex corporate finance transactions, including financial restructurings, court supervised insolvency proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and in connection with the resolution from a financial perspective of off-balance sheet liabilities including mass tort and products liability, environmental contamination and remediation, intellectual property litigation, and other significant litigation and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Kramer has developed many of the most innovative corporate finance transactions, and his advice has been relied upon by leading stakeholders to structure and evaluate bespoke solutions to complex financial situations.

    Prior to founding Ducera Partners, Mr. Kramer was a Partner and held various leadership roles at Perella Weinberg Partners, Greenhill & Co., and Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Kramer is also an active investor in both early stage and mature private companies, having invested in companies that operate in Financial Services, Sports and Entertainment, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Technology, Crypto/Blockchain, Consumer, Winemaking, Apparel, and Transportation, among others.

    Mr. Kramer has served as a member of the board of director for public companies, and currently serves on the board of directors of private companies and non-profits, including Filling in the Blanks (childhood hunger), St. Luke's School (childhood education), and as a Governor for the WHL (Western Hockey League) a part of the CHL (Canadian Hockey League). Mr. Kramer is also a member of the Advisory Board of RAND's Kenneth R. Feinberg Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation.

  • Mark Davis

    Partner

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    Mr. Davis has more than fifteen years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Davis worked at Perella Weinberg Partners and Kramer Capital Partners. Mr. Davis earned a BA from Arizona State University.

  • Cody Leung Kaldenberg

    Partner

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    Ms. Kaldenberg has more than fifteen years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Ms. Kaldenberg worked at Perella Weinberg Partners and Goldman Sachs. Ms. Kaldenberg earned a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Bradley Meyer

    Partner

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    Mr. Meyer has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Meyer worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Millstein, Houlihan Lokey, and Lazard. Mr. Meyer earned a BA from Harvard University.

  • Bradley Robins

    Partner

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    Mr. Robins has more than thirty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to Ducera, Mr. Robins worked at Greenhill where he was a Partner and Co-Head of Financing Advisory and Restructuring for North America. Previously, Mr. Robins worked at Houlihan Lokey and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Robins earned a BA from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

  • Joshua Scherer

    Partner

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    Mr. Scherer has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Scherer worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Houlihan Lokey, and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Scherer earned a BA from Middlebury College.

  • Derron Slonecker

    Partner

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    Mr. Slonecker has over thirty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Slonecker was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, U.S. Head of its Restructuring Practice, and Co-Chair of its Fairness Opinion Committee. Previously, Mr. Slonecker worked at Houlihan Lokey where he was a member of its Operating Committee. Mr. Slonecker earned a BA from the University of Washington.

  • Agnes Tang

    Partner

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    Ms. Tang has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Ms. Tang worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Houlihan Lokey, and Oliver Wyman. Ms. Tang earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from The Harvard Business School.

  • Adam Verost

    Partner

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    Mr. Verost has more than twenty years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera as a founding member, Mr. Verost worked at Perella Weinberg Partners, Kramer Capital Partners, Greenhill, and Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Verost earned a BS from Indiana University.

  • Patrick Dowling

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Mr. Dowling is responsible for Ducera’s finance, accounting, tax, and operation functions. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Dowling worked at GE Capital and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Dowling earned a BA from The College of the Holy Cross.

  • Michael Feinberg

    General Counsel

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    Mr. Feinberg is responsible for Ducera's legal and compliance functions. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Feinberg worked at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Credit Suisse, and WilmerHale. Mr. Feinberg also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Harold Baer, Jr., in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Feinberg earned a BA from Amherst College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

  • Teddy Kindelan

    Director

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    Mr. Kindelan has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Kindelan worked at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kindelan earned a BS from Villanova University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Jason Koh

    Director

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    Mr. Koh has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Koh worked at FTI Consulting. Mr. Koh earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Kishan Patel

    Director

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    Mr. Patel has nearly ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Mr. Patel earned a BS from Arizona State University.

  • Jay Sinha

    Managing Director

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    Mr. Sinha has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Sinha worked at Citigroup. Mr. Sinha earned a BS from Boston University.

  • David Zubricki

    Director

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    Mr. Zubricki has more than ten years of experience working on a broad range of advisory assignments across a number of industry sectors. Prior to joining Ducera, Mr. Zubricki worked at King & Spalding, Centerview Partners, Kirkland & Ellis, and Brown Brothers Harriman. Mr. Zubricki earned a BA from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.