Michael Collins is an investment banker at Chicago-based Jordan, Knauff & Co. He is responsible for the firm's efforts in the window and door industry, an area in which he has conducted extensive research. This includes publishing the Window & Door Industry Benchmark Survey, conducting semi-annual Window & Door Industry Update webinars and writing a monthly article for Door & Window Manufacturer magazine.
Collins began his career at A.G. Edwards & Sons in 1994. In 1995, he became an investment advisor at what was then Dean Witter Reynolds. Several years after that company's merger with Morgan Stanley, Collins was invited to join the high-net-worth client division of Morgan Stanley. He joined Jordan, Knauff in 2003 and currently leads the firm's efforts in raising capital and mergers-and-acquisitions advisory for window and door companies.
Collins earned his bachelor of science in business administration from Central Michigan University in 1994. At CMU, he was a member of the first class of Centralis Scholars and studied Japanese language, economics and political science at the Waseda Hoshien Center in Tokyo, Japan. In 2004, he received his MBA degree with an emphasis on finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago.