Robert Riedl is a senior executive with leadership successes in the corporate, financial and non-profit sectors. During his career, Mr. Riedl has held leadership positions in financial and operating roles at both entrepreneurial and established specialty finance companies. This came after spending 15 years in investment/merchant banking and private equity.
From 2015 to March 2017, Robert was president at Dealstruck, an innovative online lender that provided term loans and credit lines to mid-prime small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to Dealstruck, Robert was the chief operating officer at Consumer Portfolio Services, a publicly traded sub-prime auto finance company with approximately 1,000 employees and a servicing portfolio over $2 billion. In his position as COO, Robert was responsible for overseeing all sales, marketing, credit, servicing, systems, risk management and HR functions. Robert joined CPS as the chief financial officer in 2003 before becoming the COO in 2014 and was instrumental in helping CPS navigate the Great Recession. In addition to executing four successful acquisitions of companies/portfolios during his tenure, Robert oversaw the issuance of more than $6.5 billion in asset-backed securities across 43 transactions, including four residual interest financings.
Prior to CPS, Robert was a principal at middle market private equity firm, Northwest Capital Appreciation, in Seattle. Previously he was an investment and merchant banker with a focus on specialty finance companies. During such tenure, he lived in New York, Tokyo, London and Los Angeles and helped raise or invested in over $5.5 billion in asset backed securities, high yield bonds and loans, equipment financing, credit facilities and private equity.
Mr. Riedl holds a Bachelor of Science with distinction in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Riedl is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.