On January 17, Michael McDonald '97 met with students and faculty as part of the Alumni Roundtable Series, during which he discussed his career and engaged in a Q&A session with the Blair community.
Mr. McDonald graduated from New York University in 2001 with degrees in accounting and finance. Early in his career, he worked in various roles throughout Wall Street, predominantly in mergers and acquisitions, but also in restructuring and strategy. Mr. McDonald earned his MBA at Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 2013 and joined Molex that same year.
Molex is a global manufacturer of electronics with 45,000 employees worldwide. It is owned by Koch Industries, the world’s largest private company. As director of corporate development, Mr. McDonald is responsible for the majority of Molex’s merger and acquisition activity, accounting for over $1 billion in transactions over the past six years. He also oversees one of Molex’s 12 business units and has been responsible for restructuring that business. Mr. McDonald is a CFA charter holder, as well as an inactive CPA licensed in New York State.