Steve Cesinger has over 35 years of experience in private equity, corporate finance, investment banking, distressed/workouts, treasury and operations, including a principal focus over the last 17 years in commercial real estate and hospitality. Since forming Valor with long-time friend and colleague Euan McGlashan, Steve has advised on client portfolio acquisitions and financings for more than twenty hotels representing over $1 billion in transaction value.

Previously, Steve oversaw treasury, asset management and private equity operations for the Dewberry Group, an Atlanta based firm whose $500 million+ investment portfolio includes hospitality, office, retail, and multi-family properties. Steve’s extensive investment banking experience encompasses a variety of industries, with notable transactions involving leading consumer facing companies such as Little Tykes, MGA Entertainment, Bumble Bee Seafoods and Whole Foods Markets. Steve has arranged mergers, acquisitions and public and private debt and equity financings, both as principal and agent, representing over $4 billion in aggregate value, including over $1 billion of debt restructuring and distressed transactions.