Robert C. Lau, III has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in U.S. financial markets. He is currently responsible for leading the nationwide business development for Carl Marks Advisors. Prior to joining Carl Marks, Mr. Lau was a senior vice president at CIT Group Inc., where he focused on building and maintaining a diverse referral source network with equity sponsors, investment banks, attorneys, and turnaround professionals. While at CIT, Mr. Lau closed financings in support of a variety of situations, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and bankruptcies.

Before CIT, Mr. Lau held senior positions at The Bank of New York, Heller Corporate Finance, and IBJ Whitehall Financial Group. His experience includes sourcing, structuring, and underwriting asset based and leveraged financings across a wide spectrum of industries.

Mr. Lau earned a BA in Economics from The University of Georgia and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University.