Gianluca Romano, Member, Courtland Partners Ltd. and Managing Director, Courtland Partners Europe Ltd. Mr. Romano is a member of the Courtland Group Management Committee, leads Courtland Partners efforts in Europe and is a director of the firms UK subsidiary, Courtland Partners Europe Ltd. In addition to overseeing operations of the London office, he is responsible for advising clients on their European investments and developing relationships with European institutional investors looking to diversify their investments globally. Mr. Romano has over 24 years of consulting and investment management experience. He served as a private equity real estate portfolio manager first with the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and then with ABN AMRO. In these roles, Mr. Romano managed distressed asset portfolios in Europe with approximately €5 billion in gross book value representing over €1 billion of invested equity capital. Other prior experience for Mr. Romano includes serving as the COO of Vision Consulting Ltd. in the UK where he led the firm’s internal restructuring and worked with UK and Irish clients providing services such as the valuation of a UK onshore wind farm and reviewing the regulatory capital requirements for a UK water company. As an advisor to Boston Venture Partners, LLC in the U.S., Mr. Romano developed a joint venture servicing relationship relating to the firm’s real estate opportunity fund and the financial model for the firm’s real estate debt fund. He was also a Senior Manager with KPMG in the firm’s New York and Milan offices, and held Research Associate positions with the National Economic Research Associates, Inc., and New Windsor Associates.
Mr. Romano earned an A.B. in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University, holds a Masters in European Integration from the University of Amsterdam, and a Masters in Economics from Miami University where he was the Charles S. Davis award recipient. Mr. Romano is a native English speaker, fluent in Italian, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, and a London resident.
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