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Robert Kost

Robert Kost

Senior Managing Director

Rob has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in a broad range of investment banking activities, including chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, exchange offers, rights offerings and debt financings. He also offers expert reports and related testimony on a variety of investment banking, solvency and valuation related matters.

Rob joined Teneo in connection with its acquisition of Goldin Associates, LLC. Recent advisory engagements include roles in Puerto Rico, The Zohar Funds, J. Crew, J.C. Penney, Southeastern Grocers, Sungevity, Patriot Coal and Orbital-ATK, among others.

Prior to joining Goldin, Rob was a Partner at Millstein & Co., where he led the New York office and advised corporate, institutional and governmental clients on restructuring and corporate finance matters. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Restructuring and Reorganization Group at Gleacher & Co. Select engagements included advising Appleton Paper, Broder Bros., YRC Worldwide and Xinhua Finance with respect to their exchange offers; advising the Tronox Noteholders with respect to their rights offering; advising Hexion in its litigation with Huntsman; representing various creditor constituencies in debt restructurings, including EuroFresh Farms, Greatwide Logistics and Visteon; and advising the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with respect to its exposure to the newspaper industry.

Rob was a Partner at Lazard, having joined its Restructuring Group with a team that had worked together at Alex. Brown & Sons and Deutsche Bank. Rob worked on numerous large and complex restructuring cases, including debtor assignments representing WorldCom, Owens Corning, Budget-Rent-A-Car, Collins & Aikman, Iridium, Eurotunnel (UK/France) and Mangalore Refining (India), among others.

He began his career at the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1986 and held various positions in the Merchant Banking Group and the Special Situations Group.

Rob graduated from The University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics and from Duke University with an M.B.A. in Finance. He is a FINRA Registered Securities Principal and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.