Steven Strom is an investment banker with over thirty years of experience working with companies and creditors in distressed, bankruptcy and other special situations. His clients include boards, shareholders, creditors and buyers of assets. He focuses on advising clients on complex company/creditor negotiations, valuation, debt capacity, asset sales, exchange offers, rescue and DIP financings and restructuring negotiations.
From 2016 to early 2018, Steven Strom was CEO of Blackhill Partners, an investment bank in Dallas.
He was previously Global Head of Restructuring from 2008 to 2014, and a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group at Jefferies from 2006 to 2008. Under his leadership, the Jefferies Restructuring Group advised more than 125 transactions with total liabilities of more than $150 billion.
Prior to Jefferies, Strom worked as a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group at CIBC World Markets from 2002 to 2006, a Managing Director at Chanin Capital Partners from 1997 to 2002, a Research Analyst/Trader at Commodities Corporation from 1993 to 1996, and a Vice President at Chemical Bank from 1986 to 1993.
Strom graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986, with his MBA in Finance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona State University in 1984, where he was granted the Regent’s Academic Scholarship and awarded as an Outstanding Finance Student by the Financial Analyst Society.