Our Team

Our senior management team is comprised of professionals and experienced executives with extensive records of performance in a diverse range of industries. We are extremely client-oriented and each of our client companies is always represented and serviced directly by one of the highly experienced managing principals of our firm.

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Robert K. Schachter, Founder/CEO

Mr. Schachter founded Reedland in 1997 and has over 30 years of capital markets and investment banking experience. He has arranged financing transactions with a value in excess of several billion dollars over his career, with a particular focus on financing life science companies. Mr. Schachter also acts as an advisor to Ricanto Ltd, a privately held, UK-based pharmaceutical asset optimization company.

Prior to founding Reedland, Mr. Schachter was a Managing Director at Shoreline Pacific Institutional Finance from 1995 to 1998, where he was responsible for structuring and negotiating more than $750M in private equity financings for publicly-listed emerging growth companies. In 1991, he became VP of Sales at Lehman Brothers, where he was responsible for servicing and managing institutional bond accounts. Mr. Schachter joined Wharton Capital as Senior VP in 1990, where he was responsible for securing secondary debt, raising equity capital and identifying prospective acquisition candidates. In 1986, he joined Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. as VP of Retail Sales. Mr. Schachter began his investment career in 1983 at Paine Webber, Inc., where he became one of the youngest satellite office managers in the firm’s history, assisted with private placement transactions for a number of the country’s pioneer biotechnology companies and traded securities for his clients in the secondary market.

Mr. Schachter is a Series 24 (General Securities Principal) and Series 7 (General Securities Representative) registrant.

Away from the office, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, hiking with his Italian mastiff, music, cooking and classic cars.

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David Schachter, President

Mr. Schachter heads Reedland’s corporate and real estate debt advisory group and has become a nationally recognized expert in advising client companies on a wide variety of corporate debt and commercial real estate debt transactions over the past 30 years. He has been a financial advisor to middle market companies and emerging growth companies in numerous industries and has extensive experience in structuring, arranging, and negotiating complex equity and corporate debt financings. With equity capital often very dilutive, Mr. Schachter and his group can be a valuable tool in restructuring a company’s balance sheet to facilitate greater profitability.

Prior to joining Reedland, Mr. Schachter was a securities and financial institutions transactional attorney for over 12 years (initially with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and then as a partner at a boutique firm based in Los Angeles that specializes in representing financial institutions and real estate developers). In that capacity, he developed extensive experience in negotiating various types of complex equity and corporate debt financings, loan workouts, as well as structuring and negotiating large commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Schachter received an M.B.A. in corporate finance from the University of San Diego School of Business, where he graduated magna cum laude and a JD degree from USD School of Law where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the USD Law Review.

Mr. Schachter is a Series 24 (General Securities Principal) and a Series 7 (General Securities Representative) registrant.

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Brian Demmert, Managing Director

Mr. Demmert joined Reedland in 2020, bringing with him 15 years of commercial lending experience, focused primarily on financing venture capital and private equity-backed life sciences, technology, and healthcare services companies. He has completed in excess of $5 billion in loans and is an expert in structuring and negotiating growth capital, asset, and equipment-based loans, as well as subordinate and mezzanine financings.

Prior to joining Reedland, Mr. Demmert co-founded Armentum Partners, a premier venture lending advisory business. Previously, he was Head of Life Sciences for Comerica Bank’s national life science lending practice, and a Director at Oxford Finance LLC, where he headed the firm’s Northern California office. Mr. Demmert also held various positions at Silicon Valley Bank and Accenture Technology Consulting.

Mr. Demmert is a Series 79 (Investment Banking Registered Representative) registrant and holds a B.S. in both finance and economics and an M.B.A., all from Santa Clara University.

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Jason E. Cohen, Senior Vice President

Mr. Cohen joined Reedland in July of 1998 and is responsible for conducting research and legal due diligence, business development, transaction management, marketing and contracts administration

Previously, from 1995 until 1998, Jason was employed by a boutique San Francisco Bay Area investment bank, as that firm’s contracts administrator. In this position, Jason facilitated the closing arrangements of over 50 private equity offerings, playing a key supporting role in the consummation of over $500 million of institutional investment in nationally-listed public companies, and working closely with the firm’s bankers, in-house legal counsel, client issuers, and investors.

From 1991 through 1995, Jason was employed as a paralegal for a New York law firm specializing in bankruptcy/creditor rights, litigation and commercial law. Jason earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Colgate University in 1991.

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Adam Porcelan, Vice President

Mr. Porcelan joined Reedland in 2014 and specializes in originating and arranging public and private equity and debt financings for middle market and emerging growth companies. In this capacity, Adam liaises with executives, institutional investors, lenders and other members of the Reedland team to create and implement custom-tailored, integrated capital markets solutions for Reedland’s corporate advisory and investment banking clients.

A sports fanatic, Adam played varsity soccer at Ramapo College (NJ), while earning his undergraduate degree.