Rolf Köchling began his professional career at the Bankhaus Burgardt + Bröckelschen, Dortmund/Düsseldorf, a private bank that was acquired by the Royal Bank of Canada Group (RBC) in 1975. He remained with RBC until 1988, working in a number of departments; in particular spending several years as a member of the Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions teams in Toronto and London. His other career positions have included serving as a director at the German M & A consultancy arm of RBC and as managing director of one of its German subsidiary banks.
In 1989 he joined Krüger & Uhen, an international M & A firm and exclusive co-operation partner of the prominent London-based Merchant Bank Hill Samuel. He became a partner in 1993.
He became Managing Partner of Krüger & Uhen from 1st July 2000, after its sale to Bankhaus Lampe, a member of the Oetker Group.
On 1 January 2005, Rolf Köchling and Bernhard Rittel founded MARKUS PARTNERS. Since then, they managed the company jointly. In September 2016, Rolf Köchling retired by reasons of age. As a co-founder of the company he remains in amicable contact with the company.
Rolf Köchling has managed many transactions, both national and international.