Stephen J. Rotella is President of StoneCastle Partners, LLC. Steve originally joined StoneCastle in 2011 as the CEO of StoneCastle Cash Management LLC (“SCCM”), where he was instrumental in growing SCCM’s business from startup to a $25 billion deposit platform. Under his leadership, SCCM’s deposit network grew dramatically and became a leading provider of funding and liquidity solutions to banks across the country. Steve oversaw the development and roll-out of various cash management products for institutions and financial intermediaries, and led the multi-year development of SCCM's institutional-grade infrastructure. Steve’s great strength is in managing people, building the organizational structure and management team required to handle rapid growth and scale. Today, SCCM provides in excess of $25 billion of funding to 850+ banks. In 2018, Steve stepped down from the role of CEO of SCCM but continues to serve as its Vice Chairman.
Steve brings more than 30 years of strategic and operating leadership in banking and financial services to StoneCastle with extensive experience in retail and Internet banking, marketing, organizational development, and large-scale operations management. He spent 18 years at JP Morgan Chase where he was a member of the Executive Committee and CEO of Chase Home Finance, the fourth largest home lender in the country.
Steve has been active in community organizations throughout his career with a keen interest in serving the underprivileged, boosting home ownership, and the arts. Steve was, until recently, the Chair of the Board of Lift Communities, a national organization that is working to break the cycle of poverty for parents with young children and is a Trustee of the Orient Historical Society. He was previously on the Boards of The Seattle Foundation, ArtsFund, Youthcare, and Ballet Met. Steve lives in New York City, and holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Information Systems/Finance from the State University of New York.