Robert is a Managing Partner of Jackson Hole Investment Partners in New York.

Rob began his career in 1988 in the financial services practice of Ernst & Whinney (which is today EY). He moved into asset management in 1996, when he joined Worms & Cie a multi-family office that had commercialized its investment success and transformed into Permal Group. As an Analyst, Rob worked on private equity and hedge fund investments. Promoted to EVP/ Deputy Chief Investment Officer, he was responsible for hedge fund due diligence, managing the 30-member investment team, and designing the firm’s investment processes. With the firm sold to Legg Mason in 2005, Rob eventually became Permal’s Chief Investment Officer in 2011. He set investment policy, constructed hedge fund portfolios, directed the buildout of an 80-manager/$10 billion managed account platform, launching several funds and pioneering the use of secondary market trades as well as co-investments into public and private debt and equity securities while becoming one of the public faces of the firm. Two years after Permal’s merger with EnTrust, in which Rob became a Senior Managing Director and member of the Global Investment Committee, he retired in 2018. He formed Jackson Hole Investment Partners in 2020.

Rob graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in Accounting and earned his MBA at Columbia University with Honors.