Rob Hotz

Robert Hotz

Vice Chairman
Global Co-Head, Corporate Finance

Mr. Hotz is a Senior Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Houlihan Lokey. He is also the Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and Management Committee. Mr. Hotz is based in the firm’s Miami office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey in 2002, Mr. Hotz was Senior Vice Chairman of UBS and Head of Corporate Finance for the Americas. He joined the predecessor firm of UBS—Dillon, Read & Co. Inc.—in 1991 as Co-Head of the Corporate Finance Department and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and Board of Directors. Before joining Dillon Read, he was Head of the Corporate Finance Department at Smith Barney (since 1982) and a member of that firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, where he worked for 22 years.

Mr. Hotz formerly served on the Board of Directors of Universal Health Services, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange–listed company, until March 2020. Prior to its acquisition by Icahn Enterprises in February 2016, he was also Chairman of the Board of Pep Boys. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Mikasa, Inc. and MedImmune, Inc., both public companies which were acquired.

Mr. Hotz joined the Board of Trustees of the Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute and the only independent museum of finance in the country, in 2013.

Mr. Hotz is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his MBA from Cornell University.

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