Rob Grien is a Managing Director and Head of the Finance and Restructuring Advisory Group of TM Capital Corp. Rob has nearly 30 years of experience in finance, specializing in leveraged finance. He has extensive experience committing debt capital to leveraged transactions and an in-depth knowledge of the leveraged finance market, having committed to and executed upon multiple billions of dollars in debt facilities spanning several hundred transactions. Rob’s areas of expertise include complex financial structuring, restructuring, due diligence, credit analysis, valuations and market pricing.
In addition, Rob does a significant amount of work as an expert witness. His areas of expertise include due diligence, credit analysis, deal structuring and negotiation, workouts, valuation, and market pricing.
Prior to joining TM Capital, Rob was a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Leveraged Finance Group at Deerfield Capital Management, where he served as President of Deerfield Capital Corp. (NYSE- DFR) and oversaw the firm’s direct middle market lending activities which included originating and executing nearly $1 billion in first lien, second lien and mezzanine loans.
Previously, Rob held several positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp., including Chief Credit Officer of the Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance Departments and Chairman of the Credit Commitment Committee. He was also a founding partner of DLJ Strategic Partners, an $830 million private equity secondary fund, and a co-founder and chief operating officer of the Kelso Mezzanine Fund, a private equity fund focused on mezzanine loans.
Rob is a graduate of Tulane University and received an MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Columbia Business School.
Rob is a licensed pilot and also an accomplished photographer. He is a past President and current board member of HES, a Jewish community center in Canarsie, Brooklyn and is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts and the Advisory Council of The Austin Riggs Center, a mental health facility in Stockbridge, MA.