robert lichten, advisory partner
Robert M. Lichten is an Advisory Partner of IA Capital Group, which he joined in 1994. He also served as Co-Chairman of Guggenheim Securities LLC, IA Capital’s former broker-dealer operation, until 2003. From 2007-2009, Mr. Lichten was also a Director of special purpose acquisition company Inter-Atlantic Financial, Inc. Previously, Mr. Lichten was Managing Director at both Smith Barney Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc., where he concentrated on capital raising and providing merger and acquisition advisory services to financial institutions. Mr. Lichten was also formerly Executive Vice President of The Chase Manhattan Bank. During his 22 years at Chase he was a senior corporate banker and was in charge of worldwide capital planning. Mr. Lichten also served as Chief of Staff of the Asset-Liability Management Committee and President of The Chase Investment Bank. As President, he was responsible for all swap and derivative products, corporate finance, private placements, leasing, loan syndications and merger and acquisition activities. Mr. Lichten is a Director of Bolt Solutions, Inc. In addition, he currently serves as a Director on the Board of Syncora Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiaries Syncora Guarantee Inc. and Syncora Capital Assurance. He is a former trustee of Manhattan College, a former Director of Annuity & Life Re (Holdings), Ltd. and a former Director and President of the Puerto Rico USA Foundation, a cooperative effort between the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and numerous multi-national corporations. Mr. Lichten holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from New York University. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and received the Air Force Commendation Medal for his work in solid rocket propulsion systems.