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Stephen Rochereau

PhD '76

Managing Director
National Capital Companies (Bethesda, MD)


Stephen P. Rochereau joined National Capital Companies, LLC, as a Managing Director and as the Chairman of its affiliate, National Capital Merchant Banking, LLC, in 2005. Stephen was a founding General Partner of SpaceVest, a venture capital firm he joined in its early formation in 1994. Stephen co-founded a buyout fund, Coastal Financial Corp. in 1985. Stephen's experience in business operations includes being a principal and the financial officer of several manufacturing and technology companies, some of which he helped turn around. Stephen was a marketing manager with Burroughs (now Unisys) at its system software subsidiary, System Development Corporation, responsible for the launch of a regional operation and for setting-up joint-ventures. Prior to Burroughs, Stephen was affiliated with International Energy Associates (now part of Ogden) and with Booz Allen Hamilton as a financial management consultant responsible for various assignments in project finance and capital expenditures analysis.


Stephen completed his BA in International Financial Economics at the Institute of Political Sciences, Paris, France; graduated with an MBA in Industrial Marketing and Finance from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Chamber of Commerce of Paris, France; and received his PhD in Systems Analysis and Planning from Cornell University.