Investment Bankers to the Middle Market

Executive Profile

Robert Contaldo

Robert Contaldo

CFA Chicago

Robert J. Contaldo is the Managing Partner of CFA’s Chicago Office, and is a nationally recognized speaker and expert in the Investment Banking field.  During his 28-year M&A career, Mr. Contaldo has originated a wide variety of Investment Banking assignments and has assisted hundreds of middle market companies and their shareholders with mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, raising debt, mezzanine and equity capital, and other investment banking transactions. 

Prior to joining Corporate Finance Associates in 1997, Mr. Contaldo was affiliated with one of the largest middle market investment banking firms in the United States.  Additionally, he is the primary shareholder of a business services firm which provides back office and marketing services to the Investment Banking industry.


  • Metal Fabrication Industry Practice Group (Chairman)
  • Printing Industry Practice Group (Member)

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Corporate Finance Associates Dealmaker of the Year (2004; 2006; 2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Corporate Finance Associates Office of the Year (2004; 2006; 2008; 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)


  • Holds FINRA Series 62, Series 63 and Series 79 Licenses
  • Illinois Real Estate License
  • Wisconsin Real Estate License