Eric Rosenfeld has been the President and CEO of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. for 14 years.
Mr. Rosenfeld currently serves as lead director for Primo Water Corporation (formerly Cott Corporation), a leading water service provider, and as a director of CPI Aero (Chairman Emeritus), a company engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft parts. He is also on the board of Pangaea Logistics Solutions, a logistics company, Aecon Group, Inc., a construction company, and NextDecade Corporation, a liquefied natural gas development and project management company. He will be leaving the NextDecade board on July 12, 2020. He was the CEO of Allegro Merger Corp, formerly a NASDAQ listed blank check company.
Mr. Rosenfeld has also served as Chairman and CEO for Arpeggio Acquisition Corporation, Rhapsody Acquisition Corporation, Trio Merger Corp, Quartet Merger Corp and Harmony Merger Corp., all blank check corporations that later merged with Hill International, Primoris Services Corporation, SAExploration Holdings, Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd and NextDecade Corporation respectively. He was subsequently a director for each of those merged companies. He was also a director of Absolute Software Corp., a leader in firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and ultraportable devices, AD OPT Technologies, an airline crew planning service company, Sierra Systems Group Inc., an information technology, management consulting and systems integration firm, Emergis Inc., an electronic commerce company, Hill International, a construction management firm, Matrikon Inc. a company that provides industrial intelligence solutions, DALSA Corp., a digital imaging and semiconductor firm, HIP Interactive, a video game company, GEAC Computer, a software company, Computer Horizons Corp. (Chairman), an IT services company, Pivotal Corp, a cloud software firm and Call-Net Enterprises, a telecommunications firm.
Mr. Rosenfeld is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and has served on numerous panels at Queen’s University Business Law School Symposia, McGill Law School, the World Presidents’ Organization and the Value Investing Congress. He is a senior faculty member at the Director’s College. He has also been a regular guest host on CNBC. Mr. Rosenfeld received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.