Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Abessinio is the Chief Executive Officer of Roch Capital Inc. Rocco sets the strategic and tactical direction of the firm. He is involved daily in overseeing existing operations as well as evaluating all potential investment opportunities. Rocco is also the founder of Applied Bank and Applied Card Systems, which grew to be the 10th largest issuer of Visa and MasterCard credit cards in the country. He has successfully diversified Applied Bank's operations into retail banking, small business lending, and merchant acquiring. Over the past several years, Rocco has directed the deployment of over $400 million of firm capital into real estate and private equity investments. Mr. Abessinio has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Neumann University.
Mr. Abessinio is the Co-President in charge of the Roch Capital Private Equity Group. Peter's primary focus is sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities. He is also a member of the investment committee. Peter has been responsible for the Roch Capital Private Equity Group since 2011. Prior to running the private equity group, Mr. Abessinio has had various financial, analysis, and operation roles at Roch Capital portfolio companies. Mr. Abessinio has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University.
Mr. Abessinio is the Co-President of Roch Capital Inc. in charge of the Real Estate Investment Group. Vincent's main focus is management and oversight of the Real Estate Portfolio including the evaluation of new acquisition opportunities. Prior to his role in Roch Capital, Mr. Abessinio had various operating roles throughout the enterprise including Chief Information Officer of the credit card processing company Applied Card Systems. Vincent graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Pre-Med, and Computer Science. Additionally, Mr. Abessinio has a Master of Business Administration degree with a Concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of Business.
Douglas D. Castagna
Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Castagna serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Roch Capital Inc., responsible for executing the firm’s financial strategies, directing its financial resources and providing leadership for Roch Capital’s internal finance and accounting teams. Doug has served as Executive Vice President since the firm’s creation and assumed CFO duties in January 2018. Doug initially joined the firm’s Private Equity portfolio company, credit card servicer Applied Card Systems, Inc., as Chief Financial Officer in 2007, later assisting in forming and conceiving the strategies for Roch Capital. Mr. Castagna is a CPA and a 1983 graduate of Gettysburg College, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management
Tom DiEmidio is the Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management for Roch Capital Inc. He is responsible for overseeing the asset managers who interface directly with the property level management teams and the Real Estate Analytics Team responsible for the underwriting of new acquisitions and support of the asset management, financing, and disposition processes. Mr. DiEmidio has been employed with Roch Capital since 2011, with prior experience at JLL’s investment management arm, LaSalle Investment Management. Mr. DiEmidio graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Loyola University Maryland.