Claudine Cohen
CohnReznick LLP
Claudine Cohen
Principal, Leader, NE Market, TAS and Co-Leader, Financial Sponsors
CohnReznick LLP
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
Started a career in Accounting. Several clients went through transactions, I met individuals in the deal-making community, and my career evolved. The pace of deal-making and because no transaction/client are the same, fits my personality.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Diversity brings different perspectives and ideas, while balancing the different personalities involved. Women tend to bring a softer touch which often helps diffuse some of the ongoing pressure and stress.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Raising capital for a failed IPO. A successful outcome would have been to walk away from the process. That learning experience has allowed me to view success vs. failure differently.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Never doubt yourself, put your head down, focus on those things you can control/influence. Surround yourself with talented and like-minded individuals.


With more than 25 years of business experience, Claudine has developed expertise in providing transactional advisory services, serving as an adviser to public and private companies, both domestically and internationally. She works with private equity investors, family offices alternative investment funds, lenders, family offices and strategic investors. Claudine has advised on a number of different buy - and sell-side transactions, including standalone platforms; carve-out of business segments, product line, or facility; bankruptcy auction processes; mergers; and industry consolidations. She has authored several articles and Thought Leadership, The Deal and other publications.

Location: CohnReznick, New York, New York, United States.

Education: Harvard Business School, Executive Education – General Management Program, Bachelor of Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Bachelor of Accountancy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, MBA, Marketing, cum laude, Bond University, Australia.