Robert C. Lau III

Managing Director
  • Specializes in building and maintaining a strong network of relationships with key lenders, attorneys, sponsors, investment banks and other key professionals in the turnaround industry.
  • Deep corporate finance expertise with hands-on knowledge of middle market valuations, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, leveraged buyouts and asset-based lending.
  • Sources and pursues opportunities to develop long-term relationships in order to promote Carl Marks Advisors’ team culture of reliability, integrity and personal commitment to each assignment.

Mr. Lau has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the U.S. financial markets. He leads Carl Marks Advisors’ nationwide business development.

Prior to joining Carl Marks, Mr. Lau was a senior vice president at CIT Group Inc., where he focused on building and maintaining a diverse referral source network with equity sponsors, investment banks, attorneys, and turnaround professionals. While at CIT, Mr. Lau closed financings in support of a variety of situations, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and bankruptcies.

Before CIT, Mr. Lau held senior positions at The Bank of New York, Heller Corporate Finance, and IBJ Whitehall Financial Group. His experience included sourcing, structuring, and underwriting asset based and leveraged financings across a wide spectrum of industries.

Mr. Lau earned a BA in Economics from The University of Georgia and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association.