Co-founded Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in 1996.
The core focus of ODP is to provide Mergers & Acquisition services to companies and investors that operate at the intersection of Content, Technology, and Service with deep expertise in six key sectors: Media, Marketing, Technology, Data & Information, Education, Healthcare and Private Equity.
Prior to his investment banking career, Roland served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, International Director and Publisher with Thomson Corp., McGraw-Hill, and Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. (Chilton Company). He is also the founder of U.S. Business Press, a nine-magazine business-to-business publishing company.
Roland serves as Vice Chairman of World Information Transfer (WIT), a not-for-profit, a non-governmental organization in General Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN), dedicated to health and the environment.
He is a Board Member Emeritus of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and a former Member of the Board of Trustees of Long Island University.
Roland also serves as the President of The Board of Directors of 969 Park Avenue Cooperative.
B.S., C.W. Post College, Long Island University (LIU)
He and his wife Mary have three children and six grandchildren.