Matt Roer is a Research Analyst Intern at Odinbrook Global Advisors. He is a sophomore at the University of Virginia, studying Finance, Statistics and Computer Science. He is an analyst with the McIntire Investment Institute, the largest student-run long/short equity fund at UVA and is the President of the Frank Batten Investment Fund, a social impact investing group. Outside of finance, he is also the Debate Captain for the Competitive Speech and Debate Team at UVA. Matt is from Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from King School in 2018.
Steven Strom is the founder of Odinbrook Global Advisors and has more than thirty years of experience advising companies in distress and their stakeholders, including Boards, shareholders, creditors and buyers in insolvency matters and out-of-court restructurings in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Strom focuses on providing expert advice to clients to develop restructuring strategies and implement solution transactions with a focus on bankruptcy and distressed situations.
From 2016 to early 2018 Mr. Strom was CEO of Blackhill Partners, an investment bank based in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group at Jefferies where he joined in 2006 and was Global Head of Restructuring from 2008 to 2014. Under Mr. Strom’s leadership at Jefferies, the Restructuring Group completed over 125 restructuring transactions with total liabilities of more than $150 billion. In 2014 he founded Odinbrook Global Advisors.
Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Strom was a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group at CIBC World Markets (2002-2006) and a Managing Director at Chanin Capital Partners (1997-2002), a Research Analyst/Trader at Commodities Corporation (1993-1996) and a Vice President in the M&A Group at Chemical Bank (1986-1993).
Mr. Strom has an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Michigan (1986) and a Bachelors degree in Business (Finance) from Arizona State University (1984) where he had a Regent’s Academic Scholarship and was awarded the Outstanding Finance Student by the Financial Analysts Society.