Biography: Steven E. Tartaglini
Senior Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co.
Steven Tartaglini is Senior Managing Director at international investment banking firm, DelMorgan & Co. He has over 40 years in executive positions, including those of Chairman, President, CEO and CFO in a wide range of industries, including commercial and mortgage lending, banking, secondary markets, consulting, proprietary post-secondary education, software, longevity-risk/life insurance (secondary market) and real estate development. Prior to DelMorgan, Steve was the Chairman and CEO of Charles M. Edwards Company, Inc. (CharlesEdwards) from 2005 to 2014, a firm representing multinational clients with their investments in the United States.
Mr. Tartaglini executed hundreds of transactions with companies—profitable and marginal, public and private—ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 in the financial, retail, education, technology, professional services, manufacturing, health and apparel industries. These transactions also included his key participation in M&A transactions involving nine depository institutions with an aggregate value of $2.4 billion, assisting in the pre-acquisition strategy, transition and roll-up of these entities, and responsibility for the preparation of private placement and public debt/equity issuances exceeding $400 million. He has served as an advisor to government leaders, CEOs and senior executives of companies including Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, Walt Disney, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Remedy Temp, Home Depot and Harrods Ltd.
Prior to founding CharlesEdwards in 2005, Mr. Tartaglini served in a transitional leadership position for four years as President of American InterContinental University – Los Angeles, a regionally accredited for-profit university owned by Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO). From 1993 to 2001, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of THE NEWPORT GROUP, Inc., a professional services firm providing corporate governance, advisory and executive management services to Fortune 100 and mid-market chief executives and companies in the technology, education, energy, government, not-for-profit and financial services industries. While there, Mr. Tartaglini served for two years as the Founding Managing Director of an internationally renowned organization interacting directly with the Office of the President of the United States, the U.S. Senate, and major government, utility (energy), and national trade associations on business continuity and technology issues.
During his 20-year career in banking, Mr. Tartaglini has held the positions of Chairman, President, CEO and CFO of privately and publicly held institutions, where he perfected his expertise in balance sheet restructuring, crisis management, recapitalizations, distressed sales, litigation, real estate development, and special situation transactions. While a senior executive with Home Savings, a $40 billion subsidiary of parent H.F. Ahmanson (NYSE), Steve served as Chair of the Asset/Liability Management Committee, Chair of the Liquidity & Investment Committee and Chief Strategic and Financial Planning Officer.
A student and practitioner of good corporate governance, Mr. Tartaglini has served as a Chairman, director and member of private, public and not-for-profit boards and executive-level committees for companies with revenues up to and exceeding $4 billion.
Mr. Tartaglini graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1975 with a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting and attended the MBA program at the University of Southern California. He has spoken at national conventions and seminars, been quoted by the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal as an industry source, and has been featured, nationally, by NBC News for his work.
Mr. Tartaglini is the Co-author of Business Continuity Planning for Local Infrastructures, a Y2K Guide for Cities and Counties, cited by the U.S. Senate in Senate Hearings as an authoritative source on business continuity planning, and mission critical business processes.
He is also a proud veteran having served his country, honorably, in the United States Naval Air assigned to Fighter Squadron VF-121 at U.S. Naval Air Station Miramar, original home to the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, TOPGUN.
Steve has resided in the Corona del Mar/Newport Beach/Irvine area for over 27 years with Sharlene, his wife of 42 years.