Porter White & Company People

“We are in the fulfillment business.”

Michael Rediker, Vice President of Porter White & Co.

Michael Rediker

Vice President

Michael Rediker leads the Community Bank practice at PW&Co. He has spent more than a decade advising financial institutions on a wide range of corporate finance matters. In addition to his time serving community banks, Rediker has worked in the retail and commercial real estate industries in various investment banking and finance officer capacities.


  • Rotary Club of Birmingham
  • The Altamont School, Trustee
  • Children’s Tumor Foundation (AL chapter), Board Member
  • Independent Presbyterian Church, Member


  • A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, BSM, Finance and Legal Studies in Business, 2003
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Alabama Bankers Association
  • CFA Society of Alabama

Professional Background

Rediker’s investment banking career began at Sterne Agee, one of the nation’s largest privately-held financial services companies until its sale to Stifel in 2015. At Sterne Agee his clients where primarily commercial banks and thrifts. He provided a wide array of services to the banking industry including whole-bank merger and acquisition advisory (buy- and sell-side), branch acquisition and divestiture advisory, public and private capital issuances, capital planning, and valuation reports and fairness opinions. Rediker then joined the Birmingham office of Silverton Capital Corporation, now known as Paces Battle Group, a broker-dealer headquartered in Atlanta which was affiliated with the nation’s largest correspondent bank at the time. At Paces Battle Group he continued his investment banking practice focused primarily on commercial banks and thrifts. Rediker’s transactional advisory work at Sterne Agee and Paces Battle Group was diverse in both scope and scale, ranging from whole-bank acquisitions with deal values in excess of $100 million to small private capital raises under $5 million, to valuations of employee stock ownership plans. His banking clientele was national with clients located from Georgia to Guam. Before joining PW&Co in January 2015, Rediker was at Books-A-Million, Inc. (BAMM) as an in-house investment banker helping the company diversify beyond books through the acquisition of other operating companies and commercial real estate properties. He was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing the acquisitions by BAMM and its related entities. He also handled the divestiture of corporately-owned locations of one of BAMM’s portfolio retail companies, in the process gaining a thorough knowledge of the franchise model. Rediker was eventually promoted to vice president of BAMM’s commercial real estate subsidiary in which he oversaw all corporate and operational finance aspects of the subsidiary, including procurement of external financing.