Eric Rosenfeld's Bio
Eric Rosenfeld has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., for 14 years.
Mr. Rosenfeld currently serves as a director for several companies. Mr. Rosenfeld is on the board at Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd., a maritime logistics and shipping company, Aecon Group, Inc., a construction company, and Algoma Steel, Inc., a fully integrated producer of hot and cold rolled steel products. Mr. Rosenfeld has also served as Chairman and CEO for Arpeggio Acquisition Corporation, Rhapsody Acquisition Corporation, Trio Merger Corp., Quartet Merger Corp. and Harmony Merger Corp., all blank check corporations that later merged with Hill International, Primoris Services Corporation, SAExploration Holdings, Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. and NextDecade Corporation, respectively. Mr. Rosenfeld currently serves as the Chief SPAC Officer of Legato Merger Corp III. He has also served as the Chief SPAC Officer of Legato Merger Corp., and Legato Merger Corp. II, blank check corporations that later merged with Algoma Steel, Inc. and Southland Holdings, respectively. Mr. Rosenfeld is also currently the CEO of Allegro Merger Corp., a non-listed shell company.
He was also a director of Primo Water Corporation (formerly Cott), a leading water delivery and filtration company, CPI Aero (Chairman Emeritus), a company engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft parts, Canaccord Genuity Group, a full-service financial services company, NextDecade Corporation, a development stage company building natural gas liquefaction plants, Absolute Software Corp., a leader in firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and ultraportable devices, AD OPT Technologies, an airline crew planning service, Sierra Systems Group Inc., an information technology, management consulting and systems integration firm, Emergis Inc., an electronic commerce company, Hill International, a construction management firm, Matrikon Inc., a company that provides industrial intelligence solutions, DALSA Corp., a digital imaging and semiconductor firm, HIP Interactive, a video game company, GEAC Computer, a software company, Computer Horizons Corp. (Chairman), an IT services company, Pivotal Corp., a cloud software firm, Call-Net Enterprises, a telecommunication firm, Primoris Services Corporation, a specialty construction company and SAExploration Holdings, a seismic exploration company.
Mr. Rosenfeld received an A.B. in economics from Brown University in 1979 and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1981. Mr. Rosenfeld is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and has served on numerous panels at Queen’s University Business Law School Symposia, McGill Law School, the World Presidents’ Organization, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Conference, the Canadian Foundation for Investor Education, and the Value Investing Congress. He is a founding senior faculty member at the Director’s College and holds a C Dir. degree. He is a guest lecturer at Tulane Law School. He has also been a guest host on CNBC.