Emiliano Román

Managing Director, Strategic Advisory

Emiliano Román is a Managing Director and Head of Consumer and Retail at Rockefeller Capital Management. Emiliano is based in New York and leads Rockefeller’s strategic advisory and private investing activities across the consumer, retail, food, and agriculture industries.

Mr. Román has 20 years of experience advising and investing in consumer-oriented businesses. Over the course of his career, Emiliano has completed over $100 billion in transactions across M&A advisory, capital markets, and private investing.

Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management in 2020, Mr. Román served as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in New York, where he was responsible for senior coverage of corporate and financial sponsor clients, as well as family-owned and founder-led businesses in the consumer and retail sector globally. While at Morgan Stanley, from 2011 to 2020, Mr. Román led the origination and execution of a variety of strategic advisory assignments that included mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as capital markets transactions across debt and equity products. Earlier in his career, from 2004 to 2011, Emiliano was an investment banker in the Global Consumer Products & Retail and Mergers & Acquisitions groups at UBS Investment Bank in New York.

Mr. Román holds a BBA and an MS from Texas A&M University, where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Mays Business School and is a guest lecturer at the University. He also serves on the board of Glasswing International, a non-profit organization that operates health, education, and community development programs for underprivileged children throughout Latin America.

Emiliano lives in New York City with his wife, Jennifer, and his son, Marcelo. He is fluent in English and Spanish.