Bernard Rechtman

Managing Director
Loan Strategies

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Bernard Rechtman

Bernard Rechtman is a managing director in the financial services group at Piper Sandler.

Previously, Rechtman was a managing director at Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. He developed and executed strategic solutions for clients’ loan portfolios and provided assistance to clients in select M&A/Capital transactions. In his tenure with the firm, Rechtman lead over 30 projects with a transaction value over $16.2 billion, and provided valuable guidance on multiple strategic corporate assignments. He led the firm’s involvement in renewable and select consumer & specialty finance asset classes.

Rechtman’s experience within the commercial finance industry spans 32 years in a variety of roles. Before joining Sandler O'Neill in 2009, he worked for GE Capital, MetLife Capital and Heller Financial. His roles at GE focused on commercial and real estate finance, including as managing director responsible for commercial real estate M&A, leader of bulk portfolio acquisition and disposition activities as well as SVP/MD East Coast originations for CRE and equipment financing.

Rechtman is Six Sigma certified. He received a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York. He is a former president and board member of the Real Estate Lenders Association.