Irv Rothman

  • Renowned Financial Services Expert
  • President and CEO, HP Financial Services
  • President and CEO, Compaq Financial Services (1997-2002)

Irv Rothman is a giant and a pioneer in the world of corporate leasing and capital finance. If your company has leased products or services from AT&T, Compaq or HP in the last 40 years, chances are that Rothman’s fingerprints were on your contract.

Mr. Rothman is the author of Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy, creator of the Gutsball Cultural Diagnostic, and a giant in the financial services industry.

Irv Rothman has cemented himself as one of the financial service industry’s foremost experts. Throughout his distinguished career, Rothman has played key roles in start-ups, joint ventures, large mergers and acquisitions, turnaround situations, and global operations.

He currently leads HP Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett- Packard Company. 

 
  

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Play Gutsball: Out-Executing the Competition

Based on his latest book, in this speech Rothmantakes an interpersonal look at how to ignite the passion to succeed and the courage behind intelligent risk taking He shares the secrets behind his success withHP Financial Services, Compaq Financial Services and AT&T Capital Corp. He will tell hi ...

Based on his latest book, in this speech Rothman takes an interpersonal look at how to ignite the passion to succeed and the courage behind intelligent risk taking

He shares the secrets behind his success with HP Financial Services, Compaq Financial Services and AT&T Capital Corp. He will tell his personal journey from modest middle class roots in Bayonne, N.J., to the corner office. 

He offers all of the brass tacks advice that any executive or business owner can implement into their management and leadership style. Audience members will learn how to:

  • Develop and implement the right business plan to fit their company’s strategic
  • goals
  • Find and hire the right staff, building the best teams to execute their vision
  • Expand at a reasonable rate, and know when to say “no” to the deal
  • Develop a global presence and utilize regional resources to accelerate market
  • readiness
  • Integrate workforces effectively during a merger / takeover scenario
  • Be prepared for the worst-case-scenario and positiotheir companies for the best possible recovery result

 

Straight from the CEO: Does Your Business Model Invite or Impede Innovation?

In this speech, Irv Rothman breaks down the necessary skills and forward thinking mindsets to help companies and professions adapt and survive in the face of an uncertain future ...

 In this speech, Irv Rothman breaks down the necessary skills and forward thinking mindsets to help companies and professions adapt and survive in the face of an uncertain future

Straight from the CEO: Does Your Business Model Invite or Impede Innovation?

In this speech, Irv Rothman breaks down the necessary skills and forward thinking mindsets to help companies and professions adapt and survive in the face of an uncertain future ...

In this speech, Irv Rothman breaks down the necessary skills and forward thinking mindsets to help companies and professions adapt and survive in the face of an uncertain future

CEO to CFO: The Next Natural Progression

In this speech, Irv Rothman walks corporate executives through the struggles and lessons he learned transitioning from a CFO to CEO, and what it takes for existing CFO’s to make the switch. ...

In this speech, Irv Rothman walks corporate executives through the struggles and lessons he learned transitioning from a CFO to CEO, and what it takes for existing CFO’s to make the switch.

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Biography

Irv Rothman leads HP Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett- Packard Company, where he is responsible for the worldwide delivery of customized leasing, financing and financial asset management solutions that simplify customers’ IT life cycle management and reduce their total cost of ownership.

Prior to joining HP, Rothman was president and chief executive officer of Compaq Financial Services Corporation (CFS). He led CFS from its founding in 1997, growing the business to more than $3.7 billion in total assets prior to the HP and Compaq merger.

With more than 30 years in the leasing industry, Rothman held leadership positions with U.S. Leasing International and Thomson McKinnon Securities before joining AT&T in 1985. As a group president of AT&T Capital Corporation, he helped build an organization that ultimately grew to be the second largest leasing company in the country.

Rothman attended Rutgers University and earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.

In his new book, Out-Executing the Competition: Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy, Irv Rothman shares the secrets behind his success with HP Financial Services, Compaq Financial Services, and AT&T Capital Corp. All of Irv's royalties from the sales of Out-Executing the Competition will be donated to Room to Read, an international charitable organization dedicated to promoting children's literacy with a particular focus on undeveloped and disadvantaged countries.