Rob focuses on growth equity and buyout investments in software and the consumer/retail industry. Rob’s current investments include Avetta (recapitalized by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe), Bailey 44, Cority (recapitalized by Thoma Bravo), Galvanize, and Kendra Scott (recapitalized by Berkshire Partners). Rob was previously involved with Norwest’s investments in 1010data (acquired by Advance), PCA Skin (acquired by Colgate-Palmolive), The Retail Equation (acquired by Appriss) and Turnitin (acquired by Advance).
Before joining Norwest, Rob was an associate at Lake Capital, where he focused on growth equity and buyout investments in the tech-enabled services industry. He previously worked as an analyst in the Consumer & Retail Group within the investment banking division at Goldman, Sachs & Co, focusing on mergers & acquisitions advisory assignments and principal investments.
Earlier, Rob was a Senior Equity Research Associate at Raymond James & Associates where he co-launched the firm’s Homeland Security Technology practice.
Rob holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in management. He also has a M.S. degree in finance and a B.S. degree in finance, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Florida.
Get To Know Rob
What was your first job?
I co-founded a landscaping business called Lawn Boys when I was 13.
Are there any causes or charities that you are passionate about?
Rwanda Girls Initiative; Minds Matter
What are your interests outside of work?
International travel, reading, family, sports