The Team

The team at Larkspur Capital is a highly seasoned group of finance professionals with extensive experience at major Wall Street firms. Each professional brings a wealth of transaction expertise, a deep knowledge and understanding of the private equity and private debt markets and a proven track record. We are dedicated to providing high level investment banking and financial advisory services to our clients.


Robert L. Goodwin

Mr.Goodwin has extensive experience selling and trading public and private debt and equity securities. Prior to forming Larkspur, Mr. Goodwin worked at Paine Webber, Smith Barney and Drexel Burnham. At Drexel, he became a Partner in the High Yield Bond department as a member of the Private Capital Markets and High Yield Preferred Groups, where he structured, sold and traded private and public securities. Mr. Goodwin’s earlier financial experience included Salomon Brothers and Dean Witter as well as working for International Paper, W.R. Grace and Arthur Andersen & Co.

Robert L. Goodwin

Founder and Managing Director

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Robert C. Mayer, Jr

Founder and Managing Director. Mr. Mayer has extensive experience in corporate advisory and investment banking. In 1977, he joined J. Henry Schroder Bank Trust Co. where he assisted European clients on their investments in U. S. companies. In 1984, Mr. Mayer helped form Givens Hall Associates, providing investment banking and investment management services to high net worth families in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In addition, Mr. Mayer was Chief Financial Officer of Vernon Computer Leasing, of Toronto, Canada. Prior to founding Larkspur Capital, Mr. Mayer, worked with Mr. Cronson, in a partnership that advised companies seeking private equity.

Robert C. Mayer, Jr

Founder and Managing Director

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Paul C. Cronson

Mr. Cronson’s career began at Laidlaw, Adams Peck where he worked in asset management and corporate finance. In London, with Samuel Montagu Co., Inc., he marketed eurobond issuers and structured transactions. Subsequently at Chase Investment Bank Ltd., he structured international debt securities as well as developed “synthetic asset” products using derivatives. Returning to the U.S., he joined Peter Sharp Co., where he managed a real estate portfolio, structured financings and assisted with capital market investments. In 1992 with Mr. Mayer, he formed a partnership advising companies seeking private equity.

Paul C. Cronson

Founder and Managing Director

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