Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Cappello Group, Inc.
Rob Deutschman is Vice Chairman of Cappello Group, Inc. and Managing Director of Cappello Global, LLC. Mr. Deutschman has specialized in investment and merchant banking activities for nearly 30 years, with a particular emphasis on the provision of strategic advice, mergers and acquisitions, and executing private placements of institutional capital for growing public and private companies on a global basis. Rob’s ability to deliver financing solutions to companies facing complex circumstances is enhanced by his experience as a founder, director and operator of companies and his background advising and accessing capital for companies in distressed situations. His diverse background also encompasses venture capital, law, entertainment, real estate, financial services, service industry operations, and restructurings and workouts.
Prior to joining Cappello in 1999, Mr. Deutschman was a Managing Director of Saybrook Capital Corp., where he focused on corporate finance, venture capital and defaulted/troubled municipal bond issues and related workouts and restructurings. Previously, he was a principal of Cheviot Capital Corporation, a financial advisory and investment firm specializing in bankruptcy, insolvency and distressed situations, which was sold to Houlihan, Lokey Howard & Zukin in 1988, commencing the formation of Houlihan’s Financial Restructuring Group. Mr. Deutschman subsequently became a Senior Vice President and Director of Principal Investments of Houlihan’s Public Finance Group. He began his career in 1982 as a practicing attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles.
Mr. Deutschman serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Enron Creditors Recovery Corp. (formerly Enron Corp.), a position he assumed upon the Company’s 2004 emergence from bankruptcy; to date, the creditors of Enron have received in excess of $25 billion in proceeds from the liquidation of the Enron estate. Mr. Deutschman also serves on the boards of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance and Mandalay Digital Group (MNDL: NASDAQ). In addition to serving on the board of directors and advisory board of numerous private companies, Mr. Deutschman also formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of First Bank of Beverly Hills, F.S.B., as a board member for Brookfield DTLA Fund Office Trust Investor Inc. and as a board member of Beverly Hills Bancorp Inc. (BHBC: NASDAQ).
Mr. Deutschman serves on the Executive Committee of the Water Buffalo Club, a Los Angeles-based charity that fulfills the tangible, lasting wishes of various children’s charities. He is a current member of World Presidents Organization (WPO) and former member of the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Mr. Deutschman earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, in political science at Haverford College and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Deutschman is an active participant in a variety of sports, and is an avid fan of New York sports teams. Mr. Deutschman and his family reside in Pacific Palisades, California.