Managing Director & Head of North America
Location: New York
Rob is a Managing Director and Head of North America with Rubicon Capital Advisors ("Rubicon") and is based out of the New York office. His focus is on building the firm's overall business in renewables, as well as in the infrastructure and utilities sectors.
Prior to joining Rubicon, Rob founded CohnReznick Capital ("CRC") and served as the firm's President from 2008-2016. He lead CRC's various business lines, with a special emphasis on delivering first-class service to CRC’s key clients, whether through creating new, critical connections or by working on complex structuring assignments. Prior to CRC, Rob was a Director in Credit Suisse's Asia Real Estate Finance & Securitization Group, having joined the firm at 2001. He spent his last year at Credit Suisse based in Tokyo where he was responsible for structured finance and distribution of AREFS' CMBS and commercial real estate loans across Asia through securitization, syndication and sub-participation. Prior to this role Rob focused on establishing new businesses for Credit Suisse, leading to the formation of Credit Suisse's Low Income Housing Tax Credit Syndication business in 2006.
Rob was previously an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where he held the position of lead associate on more than 25 domestic and international corporate finance transactions, including public and private placements ranging from $25 million to $1 billion. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Staff Attorney in the New York office of the United States' Securities & Exchange Commission.
Rob received his B.A. in Economics from Emory University in 1992 and his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University’s School of Law in 1995. In 1994, He received a Nambu scholarship to study law in Japan. Rob maintains conversational fluency in Japanese.