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Michael Zeit, JD, CPA


Michael Zeit comes to High Ridge Partners with valuable experience in asset-based lending, evaluating debt structures and financial analysis. His experience covers a variety of industries, including manufacturing, transportation and trucking, and the steel and specialized metals industry.

Areas of Expertise
Mr. Zeit has expertise in financial statement analysis, financial modeling, credit risk analysis, and cash flow analysis. He also has experience analyzing industry, collateral, and financial trends.

Previous Experience
Prior to joining High Ridge Partners, Mr. Zeit worked at Ernst & Young in the tax transactions group where he was responsible for performing tax due diligence for private equity and strategic corporate clients.

Mr. Zeit began his professional career as a Financial Analyst at Wells Fargo Capital Finance’s asset-based lending group. At Wells Fargo, he assisted in the origination, structuring, and due diligence of junior and senior secured loans across a range of industries. Mr. Zeit also had the opportunity to work as a collateral field examiner and conducted on-site collateral audits and borrowing base evaluations for existing and prospective borrowers.

Education and Professional Associations
Mr. Zeit received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accountancy at the University of Kentucky and received a juris doctor at Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.).

Mr. Zeit is a is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Chicago Bar Association (CBA).

He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association.