Stephen Rotella is the President of StoneCastle Partners, LLC, in New York, New York. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, StoneCastle Cash Management. Rotella has been in the financial industry for almost 40 years with most of his time at the executive level.In 1975 Rotella earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Stony Brook University. He went on in his education to earn a Master of Business Administration, Information Technology/Finance from the University at Albany, Suny. His he started his professional career as a Senior Consultant for Accenture. He was able to quickly advance as just two hears later he was the Vice President of Product Development at The Reserve Group. In 1984 he became a Vice President at Shearson Lehman Inc. and in 1987 the was the Chief Executive Officer of Home Finance at industry giant J.P. Morgan. Stephen Rotella stayed with J.P. Morgan for 18 years before he became the President and Chief Operating Officer at WaMu.
Stephen Rotella founded his own financial firm in January 2011. His goal in founding the company was to serve as a liaison between institutional investors and the banking industry. Under his leadership, StoneCastle Partners has grown into one of the largest asset management firms in the United States with over $11 billion in assets.
He offers liquidity, capital, and funding services to banks and investment firms across the country. His main office is in New York City and he also maintains another one in Atlanta, Georgia.Stephen Rotella was recently named as the Chairman of the Board for the nonprofit LIFT. LIFT, founded in 1998 is dedicated to helping underprivileged people break the cycle of poverty. They have helped more than 100,000 build the education and skills needed to break out of low levels of income and attain their dream and is located in cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.c. Rotella has been involved with the community for years and has also served on the boards of a number of other nonprofits including The Seattle Foundation, YouthCare, and ArtsFund.