Michael Carter is the founding principal of Carter Morse & Goodrich. He has been on the financial side of business from many perspectives: as a business founder, commercial lender, investment banker, board director, and business advisor.
With a broad-based background in a myriad of industries, Michael is well acquainted with the special requirements of each business situation. As a seasoned investment banker, he has advised over 100 M&A and financing transactions. In addition to his work with private companies, Michael has worked with several public companies as a board member and advisor.
Michael began his career in private industry in operations. Thereafter, he was a vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank responsible for middle-market commercial lending and corporate finance activities in New England. Michael has been a board director for First International Bancorp, Command Security Corporation, Sailways, Inc. and Cannondale Corporation.
Michael is a founding member and former board director of the Association for Corporate Growth, Connecticut Chapter. He served on Weston’s Board of Finance for ten years, retiring in 2015.
Michael joined the Fairchester board for National Federation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a non for profit, dedicated to teaching inner city kids about starting their own business. In 2015 he became the chapter’s Vice Chairman. Today he serves on the New York region’s board and volunteers in the classroom. He founded Push for Entrepreneurship, an extreme push-up fundraiser where participants do push-ups for two hours. Since its founding $33,000 has been raised for NFTE. In 2016, he will be honored as Fairchester’s Volunteer of the Year.
Michael was the former President of Weston Little League and has been active in coaching youth sports teams in Weston, Connecticut. He founded Weston Sports Commission and served as President for ten years until 2015. That year he was honored by the Fairfield County Sports Commission as Weston’s Sportsperson of the Year. He currently serves on the board of School for Ethical Education.
Michael earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Rochester.