Roger has many years of experience in corporate finance and capital markets activities. As a Managing Director at Dain Rauscher and later at John G. Kinnard & Company, Inc., he led a variety of private capital raising initiatives. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Co-Head of the Private Capital Group of Dillon Read & Co. in New York, where he completed numerous projects for the firm’s corporate and financial sponsor clients as well as on behalf of the firm’s private equity fund, Saratoga Partners.
Roger began his career at Irving Trust Company in New York, where he founded and managed the Acquisition Finance Department, which conducted the bank’s cash flow-based leveraged lending activities.
He has extensive experience structuring and raising equity and debt capital for corporate clients from a wide assortment of institutional investors. His background includes venture-stage as well as later-stage emerging growth and public companies.
Despite the Wall Street gravitas, Roger can at times be quite fun to work with. He is an effective negotiator – which has nothing to do with the fact that he grew up in Tony Soprano’s hometown in New Jersey. Honest. He’s an avid golfer and tennis player. Roger and his wife Linda enjoy visiting their daughter and her husband, a kicker in the NFL.