Robert Matza joined GoldenTree in January, 2006. Mr. Matza was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Neuberger Berman, Inc., as well as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Lehman Brothers’ Management and Investment Committees. He joined Neuberger Berman in April 1999 as a Principal. Mr. Matza led the team that successfully completed the IPO of Neuberger Berman in November 1999. As Chief Operating Officer he presided over a significant overhaul of the company’s infrastructure, investment talent and process while transitioning the company from a successful partnership to an asset manager that was poised for growth. He negotiated and completed six acquisitions between 2000 and 2003.
Mr. Matza’s previous industry experience, prior to 1996, includes 16 years with Lehman Brothers and its predecessor companies, where he last served as Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Operating and Investment Committees.
In 1996 he joined Travelers Group as its Treasurer and became Deputy Treasurer of Citigroup after Travelers and Citicorp merged. While at Citigroup, he was on the Finance, Investment and Merger & Acquisition Committees. Mr. Matza is a member of the Advisory Board of Moelis & Company Holdings LLC.
He is an Advisory Director of SkyBridge Capital, LLC and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board and the Board of the Center for Institutional Investment Management of the University at Albany’s School of Business. Mr. Matza earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, his MBA in finance from New York University and he is a Certified Public Accountant. He started his career at Coopers and Lybrand on the audit staff.