Apr 9, 2015
Rob Finlay is a businessman who has devoted his career to nurturing entrepreneurship, identifying innovative solutions to everyday challenges, and giving back to the community through various charitable endeavors. Mr. Finlay is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of QuietStream. His business success is built on a foundation of experience and accomplishment on Wall Street, during which time he held positions with major firms, including Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank, where he specialized in capital markets and commercial real estate. In 2000, Mr. Finlay founded Commercial Defeasance, LLC, which remains the industry pioneer and leader in the defeasance of commercial real estate loans. Responding to the ever increasing needs of his client base, Mr. Finlay expanded the size of his professional team and the scope of the support they would offer commercial real estate investors. They added corporate entities that addressed investor management, underwriting, funding for commercial properties, legal document organization, data sharing among brokers, investment listings, turn-key commercial website design, and more. In 2013, all of these support services were brought together under QuietStream Financial, allowing commercial real estate investors to engage one company which had the capabilities of responding to a host of investing needs. Outside of the boardroom, Mr. Finlay serves on many philanthropic boards. He also has earned equal distinction both as a race car driver and as an accomplished pilot. Mr. Finlay is an alumnus of Southern New Hampshire University and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Karin and their four children.