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Rodi Blokh is a director at Zolfo Cooper with significant financial restructuring, banking and corporate strategy expertise. He has assisted clients engaged in a variety of industries including retail, energy and financial services.

Professional Experience

Rodi has recently served as the financial advisor to the creditors of A&P and Haggen. His role involved evaluation of liquidity needs and DIP financing, 363 sales and operational performance.

Previously, Rodi has advised Doral Financial Corporation, leading the marketing and sale processes of company assets. Using 363 protocol, Rodi successfully marketed and conducted the court-approved auction for substantially all assets of Doral Insurance Agency. The auction yielded proceeds 60% higher than the initial stalking horse bid, driving creditor recovery.

Rodi has also advised Pacific Energy & Exploration Corporation, the largest independent oil and gas company in South America, leading the effort to determine the company’s funding requirements for the next five years and assisting the company in attaining DIP financing.

As financial advisor to Preferred Sands, a leading hydraulic frac sand producer, Rodi was critical to managing and forecasting the company’s stressed liquidity situation, as well as the business reorganization to improve working capital. The year-long restructuring led to a turnaround in which debt pricing increased from the mid-50s to 115, and existing equity maintained control.

Prior to joining Zolfo Cooper, Rodi covered energy and power at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, evaluating and executing financing for M&A, distressed debt, and general liquidity purposes..

Education, Certification & Professional Affiliations

  • M.B.A. from U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business
  • B.S. degree from Rutgers University