Rod Rivera Joins Dresner Partners

Rod Rivera has joined Dresner Partners as a senior managing director of healthcare. He previously was a managing director and co-head of healthcare services for Jefferies & Co.




Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and IMAP member firm, announced today that it has named Rod Rivera, senior managing director, healthcare.  In his new role, Mr. Rivera will help lead Dresner Partners’ Healthcare Practice, as well as maintain a service office for the firm in Weston, Conn.  


Prior to joining Dresner Partners, Mr. Rivera served as managing director and co-head of the Healthcare Services Team for Jefferies & Company, Inc. (NYSE:  JEF) in New York City.  During his tenure at Jefferies, Rivera was involved in several transactions in the areas of assisted living, skilled nursing, long term acute care hospitals (LTACH), Oncology, home health, specialty hospital and Lithotripsy sub-sectors.


Previously, Mr. Rivera also held senior positions as a managing director with Credit Suisse First Boston and CIBC World Markets, both in New York City.  He also worked for Citicorp Securities and served as a Naval Flight Officer and Aircraft Mission Commander for the United States Navy. 


“Rod possesses a diverse background and a strong track record of leading transactions in healthcare,” said Steven M. Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Partners.  “For the past nineteen years he has gained invaluable experience working with such firms as Jefferies, CIBC World Markets, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Citicorp Securities.  We look forward to integrating his experience, capabilities and talents to support our growing transaction volume in healthcare.”


“I am extremely pleased to join Dresner Partner’s talented team of investment banking professionals,” said Rod Rivera.  “My healthcare transaction experience coupled with the firm’s already impressive track record, make us a formidable presence across a full spectrum of healthcare services.”   


Mr. Rivera holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Chemistry from the United States Naval Academy.    


About Dresner Partners


Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank based in Chicago, Illinois.  Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions, and valuation and strategic consulting services.  Dresner Partners is also a member of IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory services.  Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in investor and public relations.  More information is available via the Internet at