New Member: Robb Cadwallader

Please introduce yourself if you don’t already know Robb Cadwallader like many do, and welcome him to the club. Robb was sponsored by Elisabeth Wiener. He introduced himself and demonstrated his good humor and a compatibility of character that will make him a great Rotarian and then provided the short bio below outlining where his business career has taken him.

During his career, Cadwallader has been involved in the growth and development of several companies, both public and private, in various industries. In the healthcare sector, at both United Emergency Services and Coastal Healthcare, Cadwallader was a member of the executive management team that set strategic direction and led the capitalization efforts.

In the real estate sector, Cadwallader oversaw development and secured financing approaching $100 million. In partnership with Lincoln Harris, he collaborated with the Research Triangle Foundation to redevelop Park Center within the Research Triangle Park.  In partnership with the NC Treasury Department and State Employees Retirement System he created a program to develop public schools throughout North Carolina through Public Private Partnerships.

He specializes in setting strategic direction, capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, and mentoring of both financial and operations management in public and emerging growth companies.

Cadwallader was President/CEO of United Emergency Services, a privately-held healthcare services company. During his tenure he guided UES’ growth, both organic and through acquisition, and oversaw its recapitalization. Preceding UES, he was EVP/COO of Coastal Healthcare Group. As a member of the executive management team he was an active participant in the IPO and subsequent financings and oversaw mergers and acquisitions and investor relations.

Before Coastal, Cadwallader was Managing Director/President of Montrose Capital, a privately-held merchant bank. He was responsible for overall development and financing of large scale real estate developments including Robert Trent Jones Golf Club/Lake Manassas, an 1100-acre mixed-use development outside Washington, D.C. and Gwinnett Progress Center, a 1500-acre business park outside Atlanta, Georgia.

Cadwallader began his career as a commercial banker with the predecessor of Bank of America, ultimately leaving as a SVP and large profit center managing executive.

Cadwallader holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.  He is married, has one son and one daughter, and five grandchildren.  In addition, he has three step-daughters.

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