Birch Lake - Trusted Partners | Inspiring Outcomes

Trusted Partners. Inspiring Outcomes

Birch Lake deploys intellectual and financial capital in stressed and transitional businesses by advising corporations and investors on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings and complex situations, and making structured equity investments where we can influence enhanced financial outcomes.

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Joel Hainsfurther Senior Analyst, Birch Lake Associates, LLC

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Joel brings more than seven years of experience in the asset management industry to Birch Lake. His competencies include valuation, financial analysis, financial modeling, discounted cash flow analysis, forecasting, performing industry and competitive analysis, evaluating corporate strategy and risk management. Joel served as an associate portfolio manager for Lodestar Investment Counsel, LLC and as senior associate investment analyst for Wanger Investment Management, Inc. 

Joel graduated cum laude from Lake Forest College with a B.A. in politics. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Econometrics & Statistics. Joel is currently a Level III Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program. Joel serves on the Board of the Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) and its finance and investment committees.