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Stephen Rochereau

PhD '76

Managing Director
National Capital Companies (Bethesda, MD)

Biography

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.

Education

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.