RITA Board Member
As Chairman & CEO, Curtis is responsible for leading PENSCO and setting strategy. He also serves as Opus Bank’s Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth Services, and Senior Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division. Previously, he was Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group, LLC, where he led private equity and junior capital investments in a number of industries with a focus on financial services. He orchestrated Fortress’ investment in Opus Bank in September 2010 and was a founding board member of the bank.
Curtis has 20+ years of leadership experience in financial services, which has included tenures in alternative investing at Perseus and Nassau Capital, and in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. He led Perseus’ middle market buyout and recapitalization activities, with a focus on business services and branded consumer products. He has served as a board member for numerous companies spanning banking, specialty finance, energy technology, manufacturing, communications, and consumer products.
Curtis received a B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.