Rahmi has over 30 years of experience in structuring and advising clients on public and private international debt and equity offerings, cross-border acquisitions, and strategic partnerships. Along the way, he has also become a financial entrepreneur and founded, developed and co-managed several start-up companies, including a mortgage loan company. After working in New York for about a decade, Rahmi was recruited to move to London, UK in late 1988 and relocated back to the USA in mid-2015. Rahmi is a founding partner of Newmark Advisory group, a financial consultancy company established in 1995. Before Newmark, Rahmi set up and ran the asset-backed finance group for Bankers Trust Company (acquired by Deutsche Bank), one of the first in Europe. Prior to this, he managed the bank’s cross-border advisory and finance businesses in Turkey and helped establish and nurture the development of Turk Merchant Bank, the country’s first investment bank.
Earlier, Rahmi worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, New York, advising U.S. financial institutions and managers with mortgage, mortgage-backed and CMO portfolios. He was also employed at today’s Assurant in New York (previously called Fortis and AMEV Holdings) where he managed company-wide debt and fixed income portfolios. Rahmi started his career at Exxon Enterprises, the venture-capital division of Exxon Corp at the genesis of Silicon Valley. Rahmi received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate Business School, New York and a B.S. from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.