Adam Cortese – Vice President and Portfolio Director


Adam Cortese is Vice President and Portfolio Director for Global Recovery Group, a subsidiary of Value Recovery Group. Mr. Cortese is a senior executive with broad experience in finance and strategic investment in emerging and frontier markets. Recognized as an expert in the areas of project finance and foreign direct investment, during his time at Global Recovery Group, LLC he has managed the workout and restructuring of over $1.5 billion of problem trade and development loans worldwide. Over the course of his 17-year career, Mr. Cortese has successfully developed and led large multidisciplined and multicultural teams, and has created growth opportunities in uncertain and volatile environments. He is known to be a key influencer and an assertive collaborator with the demonstrated ability to lead in the face of uncertainty to achieve client goals.  

Mr. Cortese’s expertise is recognized by clients such as the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the European Investment Bank (the investment bank for the European Union), Euler Hermes (German credit insurer), KfW (the German development bank), OeKB (the Austrian development bank), FMO (the Dutch development bank), NEXI (the Japanese development bank), KSURE (the Korean export credit agency), the People’s Insurance Company of China, SERV (the Swiss development bank) as well as various other development finance institutions and commercial trade banks in North America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Cortese works closely with other divisions of the Value Recovery Group family of companies—lending his skillset in project finance, foreign direct investment, and global debt restructuring efforts to corporate pursuits in financial program development, international real estate development, and domestic debt recovery efforts that require international expertise.

Thunderbird School of Global Management, Master of Global Management (International MBA)

Bucknell University, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations