Stephan Rotella is a businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for StoneCastle Cash Management, LLC. Prior to his time at StoneCastle, Mr. Rotella was the President of Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, CEO of Chase Home Finance, LLC, and the Executive Vice President for JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Rotella also served as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the WMI Holding’s Corporation and the President of Retail Banking at WMI Holdings Corporation.
Stephen Rotella has also found employment opportunities in the systems consulting industry, mutual funds and retail brokerage. He has also been responsible for commercial and mortgage oversight lines of business, as well as the day to day operations of financial institutions. He has provided leadership and training, as well as corporate development.
Mr. Rotella’s business career has spanned more than 30 years and he has been involved in financial services on many different levels. His background encompasses Internet and retail banking, large scale operations, organizational development and asset management.
He is also very active in his community and focuses his efforts on helping the underprivileged. He has served as a Board of Director member for entities such as BalletMet Columbus, Arts Fund, The Seattle Foundation and YouthCare. Rotella believes it is important to give back in life and he finds it gratifying to help others build a better life.
In 2015, Mr. Rotella took on the role of Chairman for LIFT, a non-profit organization dedicated to the ending of intergenerational poverty. Prior to taking over as Chairman, Mr. Rotella served as Chair for the development committee. He has worked with LIFT’s members to enhance the services offered and to address the poverty cycle in this country in more direct and effective manner. Working with LIFT, he finds it uplifting for himself to help others make the transition from underprivileged to self sustaining.
Mr. Rotella’s educational background includes earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from New York State University at Stony Brook in 1975. He then went on to New York State University at Albany in 1978 and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Information Systems.