Michael J. Woods is the President & Managing Member of Woods Capital, LLC. Woods Capital is based on Long Island, New York. Woods Capital, a global advisory investment bank, has been focused on institutionally based financial structures and modeling, capital solutions and real estate development for five years.
Michael is also the Co-Founder and Board Chairman of rePlant Hemp Advisors, a first to market impact fund focused on the US industrial hemp industry (www.replanthemp.com), as well the Treasurer and Board Director of Hembio (www.hembio.org), a carbon credit and national resource advisory firm. Michael is also a board member of Roman DBDR, (www.romandbdr.com), a $236 million publicly traded SPAC which also focuses on multiple financial product structuring capabilities.
Mr. Woods is the former CEO and COO of Big Sun Holdings which owns and operates Black Buffalo 3D Corporation (www.blackbuffalo.io), Flash Labs Corporation (www.flashlabs.io), and Big Sun Modular (www.bigsunmodular.com). He was also the CEO & COO of Rothschild & Co. Asset Management U.S., Inc., and Global Partner of Rothschild & Co (www.rothschildandco.com). Prior to Rothschild & Co., Mr. Woods served as CEO of DWS Investments and Head of the Americas, Global Client Group, for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (www.dws.com).
Mr. Woods is an officer of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Business Council for International Understanding (www.BCIU.org) based in Washington, DC, and a Board Member, Finance Committee member and Chairman of the Development Committee of The Korea Society (www.koreasociety.org) , based in New York City. Mr. Woods is a member of the Executive Consultation Group of the Blue Dot Network (https://www.oecd.org/finance/oecd-and-the-blue-dot-network.htm), a division of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development based in Paris. Mr. Woods is a 2018 honoree of the New York Responsible 100 award. He previously served on the Board of Directors of The New York Metropolitan Opera, The Children’s Village in New York City and The Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of Massachusetts Bay. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Taylor University located in Upland, Indiana. Mr. Woods resides on Long Island, NY, with his wife, Jennifer, and twin daughters.