Todd VanderMolen is a Managing Director at XMS Capital Partners and has over 18 years of investment banking experience. Since joining XMS in 2010, Todd has led the firm’s coverage efforts in the packaging sector, in addition to working with industrial and financial sponsor companies, and has executed transactions on behalf of these clients.
Prior to joining XMS, Todd spent his entire career in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, first in the Natural Resources Group in New York and most recently in Lehman’s Chicago office as a coverage officer in the Global Industrial Group. Todd served as co-head of Lehman’s packaging coverage vertical and helped lead the formation and build-out of the firm’s global packaging franchise.
During his investment banking career, Todd has advised clients on a number of M&A and financing transactions with aparticular focus on packaging, metals and other industrial companies, including Alcoa, Ball Corporation, Bemis Company, Crown Holdings, Consolidated Container, Packaging Dynamics, Tekni-Plex, Vitro and U.S. Steel, in addition to working closelywith many leading financial sponsors on strategic transactions.
Todd graduated with Honors from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and earned an M.B.A. with High Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.