Daniel D. Rubino


Daniel D. Rubino is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GCA Capital Group. Previously, he co-founded and was Chief Executive Officer of 787 Capital Group LLC, a privately-held merchant banking firm in New York. Mr. Rubino was Partner and Advisor to the 52nd Governor of the State of New York, Mario M. Cuomo, for over 15 years. Governor Cuomo was Chairman of the Board of 787 Capital. In addition, Mr. Rubino was a Senior Partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York and was with the firm for more than 25 years.

Mr. Rubino specializes in sovereign financial and governmental advisory services, infrastructure development, public-private partnerships, gaming licensing and development, complex business transactions, finance and securities, corporate and debt restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and retail real estate, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, legal and financial investigations, international trade, health care, social and educational services, and not-for-profit leadership.

Over the last thirty years, Mr. Rubino has advised a variety of public and private organizations, including the State of Rhode Island; Federal Republic of Nigeria; Cablevision and Madison Square Garden; Trump Entertainment; QVC; HSN; Philadelphia Stock Exchange; Comcast; J. Crew; Pepsico; Thomson International; United Health; Kenneth Cole; and numerous Wall Street investment banks and private equity firms.

Mr. Rubino served as a member of the Board of Directors (and Audit Committee) of Emblem Health / GHI (one of the largest health insurance corporations, with revenues of over $12 billion) for more than 10 years. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cabrini Mission Foundation (a global non-profit organization consisting of medical centers, educational institutions and elder and hospice care facilities) for 15 years. Mr. Rubino is on the Board of Trustees of the World Energy Forum (a United Nations affiliated organization focusing on sustainable energy development) and the New York Institute of Energy and Water. He is also a Board Member of the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders (a graduate program sponsored by Fordham University Graduate Schools of Social Service and Business Administration, integrating social justice, business and management education). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch, Changing Our World, Inc. and as the first Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan.

Mr. Rubino has received the United Hospital Fund’s Distinguished Trustee Award, bestowed annually to trustees of boards of hospitals in the New York metropolitan area for extraordinary service and leadership. Mr. Rubino is a frequent lecturer at various legal and business conferences and has Chaired PLI’s Annual Review of Corporate and Securities Law in New York City. Mr. Rubino is admitted to the Bars of New York State and Pennsylvania. Mr. Rubino received a J.D. from St. John’s University Law School where he was Editor-in-Chief of St. John’s Law Review, Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic Lawyer, as well as a St. Thomas More Scholar.

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