Michael Johns is a Managing Director within BMO Capital Markets’ Food, Consumer & Retail group, based in Chicago and concentrates on industry coverage for North American Retailers. With over 20 years of experience in investment and corporate banking, Michael has raised public and private capital as well as acted as financial advisor for retailers across industry sub-sectors including food & drug, apparel, hardlines and specialty retailers.
Michael has a BA in Finance from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a CFA Charterholder.
BMO Capital Markets is a trade name used by BMO Financial Group for the wholesale banking businesses of Bank of Montreal, BMO Harris Bank N.A. (member FDIC), Bank of Montreal Europe p.l.c, and Bank of Montreal (China) Co. Ltd, the institutional broker dealer business of BMO Capital Markets Corp. (Member FINRA and SIPC) and the agency broker dealer business of Clearpool Execution Services, LLC (Member FINRA and SIPC) in the U.S., and the institutional broker dealer businesses of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. (Member Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund) in Canada and Asia, Bank of Montreal Europe p.l.c. (authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland) in Europe and BMO Capital Markets Limited (authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) in the UK and Australia.