Bob is an American venture capitalist and private equity investor, and a former senior-level public official. Currently, he is a partner at Gryphon Investors, a middle-market private equity firm and is a Director of multiple public and private companies, as well as being active in non-profit entities both in Wyoming and nationally.
In the non-profit world, Bob serves on the board of the St. John’s Health Foundation in his home of Jackson, Wyoming, and on the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. He was formerly a member of the Steering Committee of the Wyoming Business Alliance, and a trustee of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, and he continues to serve as a youth hockey coach for Jackson Youth Hockey.
Bob is a former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (“NVCA”) and served for a decade on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Lecturer in Public Management.
Bob began his career working in politics, where he served as a speechwriter and senior policy adviser for George H.W. Bush during the 1988 Presidential campaign, and served in the White House for President Bush as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for Natural Resources, Energy and Science (1989–1991); Executive Associate Director of OMB; and as Deputy Assistant to the President (1991–1993). Earlier, Bob was a legislative assistant and then chief of staff for the late New Jersey Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick, and was the communications director for former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean.
Bob has served as a Director of St. John’s Health Foundation since 2014.