Public Company Board Member & Top-Rated Steel Analyst
Michelle Applebaum joined Republic Partners as a senior advisor in 2016 and is an expert in the steel and metals industries having been the top-ranked securities analyst responsible for equity coverage of these industries in the U.S. for over a decade, while serving as a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup). At Salomon Brothers, she led the team that established the firm’s position as the leader in steel equity research, trading and investment banking for over a decade. She is on the Board of Directors of Northwest Pipe (NASDAQ: NWPX), the country’s largest manufacturer of engineered steel pipe water conveyance systems. She founded Steel Market Intelligence, a boutique equity research and capital markets advisory firm focused on public and private companies as well as private equity firms involved in the steel industry. In 2014, she was honored with the “Steel Industry Advocate of the Year” award given by steel industry leaders convened by American Metal Market. She is also a Trustee at Lake Forest College. Michelle holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.