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Bruce Rothstein

CPA, B.A. '74

Managing Partner
Cadent Energy Partners (Stamford, CT)


Mr. Bruce M. Rothstein CPA works as a Managing Partner at Cadent Energy Partners LLC. He is based in the Rye Brook, New York office at the firm and is responsible for managing financial analyses, due diligence, deal structuring, execution, and portfolio monitoring. Mr. Rothstein has been involved in the energy business since 1991, primarily as an investor of private equity capital on behalf of institutional investors and has been involved in mergers and acquisitions since 1982. His experience extends through many sectors of the energy industry including: oilfield services and equipment, product pipelines and terminals, petroleum products distribution, refineries, coal, and electric power generation. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Rothstein was a Managing Partner at RBC Capital Partners where he was a principal member of the investment team responsible for the RBC Energy Fund. From 1991 to 1999, he was a Managing Director at First Reserve. As such, Mr. Rothstein was responsible for due diligence on investment transactions, deal structuring and closing, monitoring of financial performance of all portfolio companies, and preparation of annual valuations. From 2000 to 2001, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Entech Industries. From 1978 to 1990, Mr. Rothstein served as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young where he specialized in valuation and transaction services.


Mr. Rothstein is a C.P.A. He holds an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Rothstein is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Torqued-Up Energy Services, Inc., Cactus Wellhead, LLC , Array Holdings, Inc., Maxum Petroleum, Inc., Ardent Services LLC and Vedco Holdings, Inc.