Veteran executive assumes expanded role in Rockefeller Group’s financing and insurance functions

Brian Strope, a veteran Rockefeller Group finance executive, is being promoted to vice president of finance and risk management, according to a Tuesday announcement from the national real estate developer whose New Jersey office is in Morristown.

Strope is involved in various aspects of the company’s project debt financings nationally, including New York and New Jersey, among other responsibilities.

Strope previously served as an assistant vice president of treasury and risk management in the New York office and will continue to be based in the firm’s Manhattan corporate headquarters. The role reports to the chief risk officer and treasurer.

“Brian has long been a strong contributor to Rockefeller Group’s financing and risk functions, and this promotion recognizes his ability to assume a broader role in these critical areas,” R. Stokes Moore, Rockefeller Group’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, said. “As the company continues to pursue growth — in both project volume and geography — Brian’s experience will continue to be highly valued.”

Before joining Rockefeller Group in 2000, Strope worked in a variety of positions, including management of national treasury for Ernst & Young, management of assets and liabilities for the CIT Group, actuarial administration for Prudential Insurance Co., and financial control at Merrill Lynch.

Strope holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Stockton State College and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University. He also holds a Certified Treasury Professional certification awarded by the Association of Financial Professionals, a designation that reflects expert understanding of the role of treasury within corporate finance. In addition to his real estate experience, he has a strong background in corporate finance in the areas of liquidity management, corporate capital structure and mergers & acquisitions, among others.