Stephen J. Rotella is an individual who has had a long and fruitful career. He has held several executive positions and currently works for StoneCastle Partners LLC as its President. Before being hired by the company, he was executive vice president at JP Morgan Chase and the Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation’s CEO. He was a member of JP Morgan’s executive committee and oversaw the community development staff of the JP Morgan Chase’s. Stephen Rotella also worked for Washington Mutual where he was president and COO from January 2005 to October 2008. He was executive in charge of supervising the company’s retail bank, credit card, mortgage, and commercial business lines as well is the management of its technology team. At JP Morgan Chase, was chief operating officer of ots home lending business from 1998 to 2001, subsequently being promoted to be the Chase Home Finance’s head in July 2003. From 1991 to 1998, he was an employee of the Chase Manhattan Mortgage Company, and he served as its executive vice president of servicing.
Before being hired by Chase, Stephen worked in the mutual funds, retail brokerage, and technology consulting industries. Rotella served as a director and chairperson of BalletMet, which is one of the largest Columbus-based art companies. He was also a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association. He has served on the Boards of ArtsFund and Youthcare in Seattle and the Seattle Foundation and currently serves as Chair of the Board of LIFT Communities, which is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for parents with young children.
Stephen graduated in 1975 from the State University of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He later furthered his studies at the State University of New York – Albany and was awarded an MBA in Finance and Information Systems.