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Robin Rodriguez, Managing Member, Anglo-American Financial
Robin Rodriguez was a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Stonegate Bank, an FDIC-insured commercial bank. He was a Founder and Managing Member of Anglo-American Financial, LLC which has acted as an asset-based lender and, through subsidiaries, acted as an options broker on the London Stock Exchange and the London Metal Exchange, an SEC-registered Investment Advisor, and an NASD-registered and SIPC-insured broker-dealer. He is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Cordell Funding, LLLP, an asset-based lender which has been approved by the Central Bank of the Bahamas to act as a Lender in that country. He was Co-Founder and Managing Director of India Investment Advisors and the India Deep Value Fund, registered as a Foreign Institutional Investor with the Securities Exchange Board of India. Prior to that he was the Managing Partner of FSI Group which was a dealer in U.S. government securities, an Associate Member of the GNMA Dealer’s Association and, through its subsidiary, a CFTC- and NFA-registered commodities brokerage firm. Before that he set up the commodity department for Vilas & Hickey, a New York Stock Exchange firm, engaged in New York/Chicago silver arbitrage and interest arbitrage in the metal switches for Mocatta Metals Corporation, and was a currency trader for Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, a private bank. He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, the International Monetary Market in Chicago, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the International Commodity Exchange (Bermuda), Ltd and the New York Futures Exchange.
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Eric Rosenfeld, CEO, Crescendo Partners
Mr. Rosenfeld has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc for fourteen years. He was chairman of the board of Spar Aerospace Limited from 1999 through 2001.
Mr. Rosenfeld is chairman of the board and chairman of the strategic planning committee of CPI Aerostructures Inc., a NYSE:Amex listed company engaged in the production of structural aircraft parts for the commercial and military sectors of the aircraft industry. He is also Chairman of the board and CEO of Trio Merger Corp, a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) that went public in June of 2011. He is also a director of Primoris Services Corporation, a NASDAQ listed specialty construction firm that went public by merging with Rhapsody Acquisition Corporation. Rhapsody was a blank check company of which Mr. Rosenfeld was chairman, president and CEO. In addition, he is the lead director of Cott Corporation, a NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange listed beverage company. He is also a director of Absolute Software, a TSX listed company.
Mr. Rosenfeld was a director of Hill International, a NYSE listed construction management firm that went public by merging with Arpeggio Acquisition Corporation. He was chairman, president and CEO of Arpeggio. He was chairman of the board of Computer Horizons Corp., an IT Services Company. He was a director of DALSA Corp, an electronics and imaging company that was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange until its acquisition by Teledyne Inc. He was a director of Matrikon Inc, a provider of industrial intelligence solutions and a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company until its acquisition by Honeywell Inc. Mr. Rosenfeld was a director of Emergis Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed electronic commerce company until its acquisition by Telus. He was a director of Sierra Systems Group Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed information technology, management consulting and systems integration firm until it was acquired in 2007. He served as a director of the Geac Computer Corporation Limited, a Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listed enterprise software company until it was sold in 2006. Mr. Rosenfeld served as a director and head of the special committee of Pivotal Corporation, a Vancouver based customer relations management software company until it was acquired. Until its sale in 2004 to Kronos Incorporated, he was also a director of AD OPT Technologies, Inc., a company based in Montreal that provides advanced workforce planning, scheduling and management solutions.
Mr. Rosenfeld is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and he is a founding faculty member at the Directors College. He has served on numerous panels at Queen’s University Business Law School Symposia, McGill Law School, the World Presidents’ Organization, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Conference and the Canadian Foundation for Investor Education. He has also been a regular guest host on CNBC. Mr. Rosenfeld received an MBA from Harvard University and an AB degree in economics from Brown University.
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