John J. McDonald is the General Counsel and a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. He has over 20 years of experience structuring, negotiating and executing business, financial and investment transactions, world-wide. Mr. McDonald has represented a wide range of foreign and domestic business clients including financial sponsors, private equity firms, strategic investors, institutional investors, family offices, angel investors, and seed investors. He has also represented numerous companies in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, and other business combinations, publicly traded or privately held, across a broad range of industries and geographies. Mr. McDonald was previously Deputy General Counsel at Prospect Capital Management LP (Nasdaq:PSEC) and a Partner in the Private Equity Group at Troutman Sanders LLP. He held associate positions at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and Hogan Lovells LLP. Mr. McDonald earned his law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of The Tax Lawyer law journal, and received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Stony Brook University. He is admitted to the New York, District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.
Robert Wotczak – Mr. Wotczak is the President of BCI Advisors, Inc., the consulting and advisory affiliate of Bankers Capital International. Mr. Wotczak has more than 25 years of senior-level experience in capital markets advisory, stock exchange listings, IPOs, SPACs, corporate governance and buy-side/brokerage management. For 11 years, Mr. Wotczak held senior positions with the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange, and in such capacity listed some 200 issuers and IPOs. As head of equities at the AMEX, he was responsible for the management of more than 600 issuers and new listings. He led the transition and integration of the AMEX into the NYSE in 2008, and at NYSE, he was appointed managing director and regional head, working with a diverse group of issuers and IPOs. His extensive exchange knowledge allows him to effectively guide senior-level executives, issuers and their advisors on all aspects of the IPO, up-listing or cross-listing process, as well as the ongoing requirements of a public company. Prior to the exchanges, Mr. Wotczak led the trust and investment department for Commercial Bank of New York, where he was responsible for more than $1 billion in assets and $250 million in discretionary accounts. He also served as chairman of the bank’s investment committee. Mr. Wotczak has held senior executive positions with both public and private companies, including TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc where he served as President. Mr. Wotczak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management & Finance from Baruch College and is a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor.
Bob Hamilton is the Chief Technology Officer of Bankers Capital International and BCI Advisors Inc. He has over 35 years of experience leading information technology and business operations platforms, worldwide. Mr. Hamilton has held key leadership positions with UnitedHealth Group and Accenture, focusing on global outsourcing management and transition in the technology, F&A, and healthcare portfolios. He has also held management roles with Siemens and Tandy in technology implementation and services. Mr. Hamilton has managed numerous international outsourcing transactions, including projects in China, India, the Philippines, Japan, South Africa, and several European countries. He is focused on key technologies involving IT applications, infrastructure, and services. His IT expertise spans Microsoft offerings with a focus on Office 365, Cisco networking, and VOIP. Mr. Hamilton earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Bryant University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He is a member of the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network and the Global Sourcing Council.
Jim McPartlan is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. Mr. McPartlan has over 30 years of experience as a global investment banker and senior advisor in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and South America. For more than 20 years, he held key positions with WestLB AG where he led teams in global structured finance, investment banking and global financial markets. His financial product experience includes Asset Securitization, Structured Finance, Project Finance, Commodity & Trade Finance, and Capital Markets for the Financial Institutions, Insurance, Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Metals & Mining, Commodities and Transportation sectors. Mr. McPartlan held the title of Regional Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (12 offices) and Latin America (4 offices) and was responsible for operational integration and transaction generation into the global platform. He also led the New Deal Committee and New Product Approval Team for WestLB AG. Mr. McPartlan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Binghamton University and holds the series 7, 63, 24 and 79 FINRA licenses.
David A. Freedman is the Director of Business Development for Bankers Capital International and its affiliated company, BCI Advisors Inc, the company through which Bankers Capital provides consulting and advisory services to corporate clients. Mr. Freedman has nearly 30 years of business experience in commercial real estate transactions, fiber-based communications systems for large commercial buildings, and fiber-based financial reporting and trading systems. He held senior positions with Metropolitan Fiber Systems, IPC, Global Crossing, and Neoteric Corporation, where he managed accounts such as New York Stock Exchange, Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) , The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW), Softbank Group (Tokyo: 9434.T), Van Eck Securities, ING Groep (NYSE: ING), Furman Selz Capital Management, FleetBoston Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBR), and TicketMaster Entertainment Inc. Mr. Freedman’s father was President of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation though which Mr Freedman acquired broad relationships with law firms, accounting firms, and large scale commercial real estate developers across the United States. Immediately prior to joining Bankers Capital International, Mr. Freedman was a senior advisor with International Structure Management, LLC, an advisory company for pension funds, non-profit organizations, and certain related hedge funds. Mr. Freedman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing & Management from New England College.
Mr. DeMatteo is the Senior Executive Director of Bankers Capital International. He is also the Managing Member and the holder of a majority of the voting stock of BCI Financial Holdings LLC, the firm’s parent company. Mr. DeMatteo has over 30 years of experience as an executive manager, corporate attorney, and investment banker, with various sized companies, public and private, in the United States and abroad. Mr. DeMatteo has managed operating companies in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and China, and has implemented strategic development plans in most major markets of the world. Prior to founding Bankers Capital International, he was the head of investment banking and a senior executive with Dominick & Dominick, one of the oldest firms on The Street. Mr. DeMatteo graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University with a degree in Economics, History and Political Science, and earned a Juris Doctorate degree with distinction from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut and was issued five United States patents in the healthcare industry. Mr. DeMatteo is a designated Arbiter for FINRA, and holds the series 7, 24, 63, 79, and 99 FINRA licenses.
Robert J. Diforio is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. He is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in specialty finance, private placement, structured finance, credit and derivative transactions. He has originated, structured and distributed over $20 billion in asset securitizations and complex private placements throughout the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, with emphasis on manufacturing, financial institution, real estate, utility, project finance, and logistics companies. He has held key management positions with Westdeutsche Landsbank Girozentale, PB Capital Corporation (a subsidiary of Deutsche Postbank), and Axiom Capital Management. He has also worked for JP Morgan, Citibank and Standard & Poors in derivatives and risk management. Mr. Diforio earned an MBA from New York University and the series 7, 63, and 65 FINRA Licenses.
Daniel Epstein is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. He is a senior financial services executive experienced in strategic advisory, capital raising, M&A, restructuring, direct investing, and lending, spanning multiple industries including Real Estate, Power & Energy, Commodities, and Financial Services. Mr. Epstein is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and has executed both public and private transactions involving international counterparties throughout the Americas. Mr. Epstein initiated and managed senior-level relationships with corporate clients, institutional, and HNW investors while working at INTL FCStone, Falcon Real Estate (BNP Paribas), Caribbean Property Group (Goldman Sachs), Invesco, and JP Morgan. He is currently on the Board of Directors of AES Eletropaulo (a Brazilian subsidiary of AES Corporation). Mr. Epstein holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an AB from Brown University. Mr. Epstein holds the series 7, 63, and 79 FINRA licenses
Daniel P. Kobayashi is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. He has 18 years of investment banking experience, advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private placements of debt and equity and strategic assignments. Mr. Kobayashi previously served as Chief Executive Officer of PT Securities, LLC and as Managing Director at PT Capital LLC, working on investment banking and private equity transactions. Prior to PT Securities and PT Capital, Mr. Kobayashi was engaged for nine years by Dominick & Dickerman (previously Dominick & Dominick), serving as a Managing Director of Investment Banking. Prior to joining Dominick, Mr. Kobayashi was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in the Financial Institutions Group. He began his career in investment banking at Houlihan Lokey, focusing primarily on the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sector. He received a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, with a concentration in finance. In addition, Mr. Kobayashi currently serves as an instructor at the Investment Banking Institute (IBI), teaching business valuation, M&A, and leveraged buyout modeling. He has led classes for IBI in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, and Toronto. Mr. Kobayashi holds the Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 FINRA licenses.
Daniel P. Lin is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. He has over 15 years of experience working with commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Lin has held key positions with Capital One Bank and Royal Bank of Canada, focusing primarily on liquidity management strategies and capital stack efficiencies as a balance sheet lender. He has also held roles with JPMorgan and Credit Suisse in procurement, technology and trading. Mr. Lin has worked on numerous real estate transactions, including company and portfolio acquisitions and divestitures, bankruptcy recapitalizations, and the financing of REITs and REOCs. Key sectors include: office, retail (Community, Power and Lifestyle Centers, and Enclosed Malls), industrial, data centers, seniors housing, lodging, and multi-family (including LIHTCs and municipal bond financings). Mr. Lin earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BSBA from New York University. He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Mr. Lin is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and holds the series 79 FINRA license.
Vernon S. Oberholtzer is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. He has over 40 years of investment banking and corporate operations experience as a senior investment banker and as an operations executive. Mr. Oberholtzer has focused particularly on oil & gas, retailing, real estate, freight forwarding, and telecommunications. His experience ranges from small privately held companies to large public companies, including Royal Dutch Shell (NYQ: RDS) and Intelenet International Corporation. Mr. Oberholtzer was also the manager of private placements for Herzog, Heine, Geduld, and Philips, Apel & Walden. He received a Master’s Degree in Finance from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree from Elizabethtown College. Mr. Oberholtzer holds series 7, 24, 63 and 79 FINRA licenses.
Michael R. Rosenberg is a Senior Managing Director of Bankers Capital International, and a Director of BCI Life Sciences LLC, an affiliated consultancy company in the life sciences industries. He is also a member and a minority holder of the voting stock of BCI Financial Holdings LLC, the firm’s parent company. Mr. Rosenberg has over 30 years of experience in corporate operations, technology and banking. He has a focus on Technology, Media and Digital Media, particularly on capital formation and deployment, M&A transactions and strategic advisory, both in the United States and abroad. Prior to entering the financial services industry, Mr. Rosenberg worked in all phases of technology delivery solutions for Fortune 1000 businesses. He is experienced with technology companies including digital image processing and delivery, shopping cart processing, site tracking and analysis, and product recommendation and personalization technologies. Mr. Rosenberg also has extensive experience in marketing and revenue growth strategies in advertising and broadcasting. Mr. Rosenberg received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) from Princeton University and holds the series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63, 65, 79 and 99 FINRA Licenses.
Arun Swaminathan is a Vice President of Bankers Capital International, and leads the firm’s due diligence and transaction support team. He has over eight years of investment banking experience, specializing in M&A transactions, capital formation and acquisition, and strategic planning and advisory, spanning multiple industries including Food and Agriculture, Industrial Products and Financial Services. Mr. Swaminathan previously led due diligence and transaction support teams for Rabobank and PwC in India, managing transaction execution end-to-end. Mr. Swaminathan has worked with clients and counterparties in North America, Europe and Asia and has successfully executed cross-border M&A and fund-raising transactions between numerous international geographies. Mr. Swaminathan is a co-author of industry publications in Indian Asset Management industry (2012 and 2013). He has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Mr. Swaminathan is fluent in English and Hindi, and holds the series 79 FINRA license.