Robert C. Rubino is interim co-head of Commercial Banking and executive vice president and head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Included in this group are all corporate advisory, capital markets, debt distribution, and sales and trading activities. It also contains all sponsor and leveraged finance origination, underwriting and portfolio management activities, and the strategic client acquisition group.
Rubino is responsible for M&A and the bank’s alliance with Oppenheimer & Co., which delivers equity capital markets capabilities to the bank’s client base. Over the past five years, he and his team have developed these capabilities from concept through execution and on to market leadership. Today, the capital markets platform is a consistent top 7 lead arranger of middle market loans and a top 5 lead arranger of sponsor transactions.
Rubino is also responsible for the bank’s Global Markets business, encompassing interest-rate products and foreign exchange. He led this team through a front-to-back restructuring in response to regulatory requirements, creating a strong go-to-market model and stable platform in the process. He also leads Private Equity Banking.
Rubino is a member of the bank’s Loan Underwriting Committee, the Commercial Banking Executive Management Committee and the bank’s Executive Leadership Group. He serves on the bank’s Joint Trust Committee and the board of the bank’s broker/dealer, CCO Investments.
Previously, Rubino was responsible for the bank’s Mid-Corporate lending activities on the East Coast and the Foreign Corporate group, which specializes in U.S. subsidiaries of foreign-owned parent companies.
Rubino came to Citizens in 2007 after a successful executive career at Bank of America. He led Bank of America’s Business Capital Group for the northeastern United States, served as group executive of the bank’s National Large Corporate Group, and managed Bank of America’s Precious Metals and its Business Capital in Europe.
Rubino received his bachelor’s degree at Providence College and a master of science at the London School of Economics. He went through formal credit training at Manufacturers Hanover Trust and carries NASD licenses 24, 7 and 63.