Michael Kochmann, Partner and COO
Mike is a Partner of Olden Lane Inc. He oversees the firm’s operations, its financial models, and its Unit Investment Trust platform. Mike’s expertise is sought after by credit unions on issues ranging from balance sheet and funding strategies to risk-based capital, merger, and acquisition financing, and CFDI and LICU designation. His analysis and collaboration with credit unions has been foundational to some of the most significant funding and merger and acquisition activities in the credit union industry over the past several years.
Prior to founding Olden Lane, Mike was a Director at BlackRock, where he oversaw the establishment and maintenance of proprietary portfolios. He also served as Managing Director and Head of Unit Investment Trusts for Citigroup/Citi Smith Barney for more than ten years. In this role, he led strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, investment management, and risk management for the organization’s Unit Investment Trust Department. Mike also coordinated UIT distribution through a global broker/dealer network. He was responsible for the underwriting and SEC registration of all UITs in compliance with the 1940 Act. Mike spent twenty years with Merrill Lynch, ultimately serving as Director and Head of Sales and Secondary Market, where he led the strategic planning, development, marketing, and sales throughout Merrill Lynch. Mike attended the State University of New York at Plattsburg, where he was an Economics major.