Drivers of the Financial World – A Look at Stephen J. Rotella

Stephen J. Rotella has been at the helm of many companies’ growth since the start of his career in the 80s. He is a respected administrator in the finance industry, and more so today that he is behind the expansion of StoneCastle Cash Management.

Stephen J. Rotella attended the State University of New York in Stony Brook where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1975. He went on to graduate with an MBA in Finance and Information Systems in 1978 from the State University of New York in Albany.


His career began immediately after and peaked in 1987 when he was appointed Senior Vice President of marketing, finance and product development at Chase Manhattan Mortgage Company. He later climbed up the ranks to executive vice president of servicing in the same company, a position that he held for eight years. He has also served in other capacities for the same company including as chief operating officer and as the head.

Stephen J. Rotella has also served WMI Holdings Corp. in many capacities including as the company’s president and operating officer from 2005 to 2008. Some of his responsibilities at the company included day-to-day administration and oversight of the mortgage, commercial, and retail departments.


Today ,Stephen J. Rotella is heading StoneCastle Cash Management while also acting in other capacities in other companies. StoneCastle Cash Management is currently expanding its reach under Rotella’s leadership. The company recently announced that it has acquired Intermedium Financial, LLC. The acquisition is pivotal to the company’s growth as it will facilitate its expansion to financial advisor, broker dealer, and 401K market segments.

Stephen J. Rotella is also involved in philanthropic work particulalrly through his capacity as chair of Chase’s Housing Advisory Council. The council seeks to help underserved communities by increasing lending opportunities at friendly rates. He is also a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association.


With such a vibrant portfolio as an administrator in the finance industry, Stephen J. Rotella’s career comes with its fair share of controversies. However, it has only grown stronger since the beginning of the century and through the rocky 2008 financial collapse.