Rob Sternthal

President and Founder, CohnReznick Capital

Rob founded and is the President of CohnReznick Capital, based in the New York office. With over sixteen years experience in investment banking, Rob focuses the majority of his time leading CRC‘s various business lines, with a special emphasis on delivering first-class service to CohnReznick Capital’s key clients, whether through creating new, critical connections or by working on complex structuring assignments.

Immediately prior to joining CohnReznick Capital in September 2008, Rob was a Director in Credit Suisse’s Asia Real Estate Finance & Securitization Group.  Rob spent his last year at CS 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 his stint in Asia, 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. In that endeavor, Rob also worked with Credit Suisse’s Project Finance and Renewable Energy Group and their clients to help them navigate the tax equity market and project financing structures.  From May 2001 to May 2004, Rob worked in Credit Suisse’s Asset-Backed Securitization (ABS) Group leading several groundbreaking securitizations involving Mexican mortgages, insurance commission receivables and drug royalties.

Prior to joining CS in May 2001, Rob was an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. At Milbank, Rob was the lead associate on more than 25 domestic and international corporate finance transactions, including public and private placements ranging from $25 million to $1 billion, with specialization in aircraft and project finance transactions. From May 1998 to May 2001, Rob 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, Rob received a Nambu scholarship to study law in Japan. He maintains conversational fluency in Japanese.