We sat down with Robert, an Investment Banking Vice President, who discussed his path to Guggenheim Securities and involvement in the firm’s recruiting initiatives.
I am an Investment Banking Vice President within Guggenheim Securities’ Restructuring Advisory Group. I, along with my teammates, am responsible for advising clients in navigating a wide range of distressed-related transactions ranging from comprehensive balance sheet recapitalizations effectuated through chapter 11 to liability management trades facilitated via credit facility amendments or exchange offers, as well as distressed financings and M&A. In executing these transactions, we help clients evaluate, develop, and execute capital structure solutions and strategic alternatives. Day-to-day this means researching restructuring opportunities, developing financial analysis to evaluate potential transaction structures, preparing presentations, and ultimately interfacing with our clients, investors, and other parties -in -interest.
Following business school in 2015, I wanted to join a growing firm where I would have an opportunity to contribute in the early innings and most importantly work in a collaborative environment where I fit in and felt I would develop. Guggenheim Securities was, and still is, an exciting and uniquely positioned platform that checked all those boxes, and gave me the opportunity to work in the restructuring space.
Being part of Guggenheim’s incredible growth, from an upstart group into one of the leading restructuring advisory practices , has been an unbelievably fun ride where I have learned a tremendous amount and has exceeded all my expectations.
I take an active role in our campus recruiting initiatives and this year we are excited to announce the restructuring group is launching a dedicated recruiting track into the group for both analysts and associates, where previously we were part of the generalist investment banking program. I’m also a firm believer in diversity of thought and experiences within teams – I think our group in particular comprises a diversity of perspectives, which leads engaging debate and creativity when working together to solve complex problems – and participate in diversity recruiting as well. Prior to joining Guggenheim and business school, I was a Naval Officer and now focus on supporting veteran’s initiatives and participate in Guggenheim’s Veterans Transition Assistance Program. Additionally, I am a Toigo Fellow and try to give back to the Toigo Foundation, which has a relationship with Guggenheim through our Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Toigo is an incredible organization solely focused on preparing underrepresented professionals for leadership positions and mobility within finance.