Name: Robert J. Franz (GSB '95)
Title: Head of U.S. Credit Trading and Global Distressed, Credit Suisse, New York City
Previous job titles: Co-Head, Syndicated Loan Group, Credit Suisse; Co-Head, Loan Trading, Morgan Stanley
Internships while a student at Gabelli: Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley), Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC)
Why attend Fordham? "Fordham offers the highest-quality classroom business education and tangible, real-world experience for students to utilize that education."
Fordham value that sticks with you most: Compassion
About Mr. Franz: Named the No. 1-ranked desk/trader by Institutional Investor magazine for seven years running, Robert Franz has risen to a position of prominence at Credit Suisse. His work involves lending money to high-risk corporations and buying and selling those corporations' debt in the aftermarket, based on an analysis of each borrower’s ability and likelihood to pay back its obligations. In addition to his work, Mr. Franz is committed to advancing society by supporting a variety of causes, including Student Sponsors, News Neediest Fund, Children’s Cardiomyopathy, City of Buffalo/St. Ambrose Educational Programs and breast-cancer research.