Rob is a managing director and head of the finance and restructuring advisory team at TM Capital, one of Oaklins’ US member firms. Rob has nearly 30 years of experience in finance, specializing in leveraged finance. He has extensive experience in committing debt capital to leveraged transactions and an in-depth knowledge of the leveraged finance market, having committed to and executed upon multiple billions of dollars in debt facilities spanning several hundred transactions. Rob’s areas of expertise include complex financial structuring, restructuring, due diligence, credit analysis, valuations and market pricing. Recent transactions he has advised on include the strategic recapitalization of Micromeritics by SFW Capital and the senior debt financing for West Shore Home by Garmark Partners.
Prior to joining TM Capital, Rob was a senior managing director and head of the leveraged finance group at Deerfield Capital Management, where he served as president of Deerfield Capital Corp. (NYSE- DFR) and oversaw the firm’s direct middle-market lending activities, which included originating and executing nearly US$1 billion in first lien, second lien and mezzanine loans. Previously, Rob held several positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp., including chief credit officer of the investment banking and leveraged finance departments, and chairman of the credit commitment committee. He was also a founding partner of DLJ Strategic Partners, a US$830 million private equity secondary fund, and a co-founder and chief operating officer of the Kelso Mezzanine Fund, a private equity fund focused on mezzanine loans. Rob is a graduate of Tulane University and received an MBA with beta gamma sigma honors from Columbia Business School.