BANKERS CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL
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.
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.
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.
Sandy Reddin is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. He is also a Managing Director and Head of US Operations for Cleaves Securities, a Norwegian based financial services provider, regulated and authorized by the Financial Services Authority of Norway. Mr. Reddin has over 20 years of equity trading, private placement, capital markets, and investment banking experience. He has managed Corporate Services, Equity Trading, Private Placement, and Capital Markets Departments at Jefferies & Company, ABN-AMRO, and Knight Capital Group. Prior to joining Bankers Capital International, he spent eleven years at Knight Capital Group where he developed and managed all the Capital Markets relationships in the International Maritime Shipping, Infrastructure, Metals & Mining, and ADG (Aerospace-Defense-Government) sectors, and oversaw Private Placements. Mr. Reddin holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and series 7, 24, 55, 63, and 79 FINRA licenses.
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.
Kathleen Menten is a Managing Director of Bankers Capital International. She is also a Managing Director of Cleaves Securities, a Norwegian based financial services provider, regulated and authorized by the Financial Services Authority of Norway. Mrs. Menten has over 20 years of capital markets, syndication and institutional funding experience, focusing particularly on the transportation and oil & gas industries. Previously, she was a Managing Director at Knight Capital Group and its head of Corporate Access. Mrs. Menten started her career at Morgan Stanley & Co., for whom she worked for 24 years, starting in middle market equities and later moving into Private Wealth Management. Mrs. Menten holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from New York University and series 7, 15, 63, 65 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.
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 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
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 holds the series 7, 24, 63, 79, and 99 FINRA licenses.