Steven R. Gerbsman
Steven R. Gerbsman is an internationally recognized Crisis/Turnaround CEO/Restructuring Professional, Private Investment Banker and Angel Investor who has been involved in maximizing enterprise value, stakeholder and shareholder value in a broad variety of industries. He has worked with a wide spectrum of senior and junior lenders, bondholder groups, venture capital and private equity sources, private investors and institutional groups.
Mr. Gerbsman has over 51 years of senior management, marketing, sales and finance experience and has been involved in various business and investment ventures as an office, director, consultant and investor, both in the US and internationally.
Since 1980, he has been in the business of maximizing enterprise value for highly leveraged, under-valued, under-performing and under-capitalized technology, life science, medical device, cyber security, fuel cell and solar energy companies and their Intellectual Property, as well as assisting technology, digital marketing, cyber security and medical device Intellectual Property companies with access to capital markets, strategic alliances, M&A, distribution of content and licensing.
To date, Mr. Gerbsman has been involved in over $2.3 billion of restructuring, financing and M&A transactions, including terminating/restructuring in excess of $810 million of prohibitive real estate, sub-debt and equipment lease executory contracts. Since 2001, he has maximized enterprise value for over 105 companies and their Intellectual Property through Gerbsman Partners proprietary “Date Certain M&A Process”.
In 1999, Mr. Gerbsman expanded Gerbsman Partners’ “Board of Intellectual Capital” as a resource to rapidly identify business and marketing strategies, strategic alliance candidates and financing for its client companies and their Intellectual Property. This distinguished group includes nationally and internationally recognized financial, communications, media, advertising, public relations and technology senior operating executives.
Prior to forming Gerbsman Partners in 1980, he was President of four operating divisions at ITEL Corporation with responsibility in the technology, leasing and business sectors. Mr. Gerbsman began his business career at the IBM Corporation in 1967.
Mr. Gerbsman received a BS degree in Accounting from Hunter College, New York and attended the Baruch Graduate School of Business, in New York City. Mr. Gerbsman has also been a guest lecturer at the McDonough School of Business MBA program at Georgetown University, at the Haas Graduate School of Business, Venture Capital Executive Program in Berkeley, California and a mentor at the Stanford University MBA program. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentfield Fire District, where he served as Chairman and has been an advisor to American Legion Post 911, an American Legion Post founded to support returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.