With over forty years of executive experience, Irv Rothman is a renowned financial services expert and has an acknowledged track record of excellence. Whether engaging in start-ups, large mergers, joint venture and M&A activities, turnaround situations, or global operations, Irv’s Gutsball mentality has fueled his undeniable success and powerful execution. As President and CEO of HP Financial Services, Irv leads over 1500 employees and oversees $12.5 billion in assets by championing a culture of trust, collaboration, autonomy, and ethical behavior that works to better serve their customers.
Prior to joining HP, Rothman was president and CEO of Compaq Financial Services (CFS). As leader of the company’s 1997 start-up, Irv built CFS into a global business across 43 countries, ultimately achieving $3.4 billion in assets, and $1 billion in revenue through joint ventures, acquisitions, and creating new operations. In 2002, Rothman cemented his Gutsball ethos with his influence on the HP/Compaq merger, a deal that married Compaq’s global reach with HP’s technological prowess and resulted in a state-of-the-art finance and leasing company now producing over $3.5 billion in annual revenue.
Irv did his undergraduate work at Rutgers and later received his MBA from Pepperdine. Irv started his assent with leadership positions at U.S. Leasing International and Thomson McKinnon Securities before joining AT&T in 1985. As group president, Rothman helped build AT&T Capital into a $9 billion corporation.
Rothman is the author of Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy.
When he’s not playing Gutsball in the office, Irv lives in the Greater New York City area where he enjoys golf, rooting for the New York Giants, and spending time with his grandchildren.