Bob is a long-time venture capitalist and private equity investor, and a former senior-level public official. Currently, he is an Advisory Partner at Summit Partners, a long-standing leader in growth equity investing. He has served in his investing career as a Partner and Member of the Management Committee at The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, and at Robertson Stephens, one of Silicon Valley’s legendary growth-focused investment banks, and as Chairman of New Jersey’s $80 billion pension plan. He is a Director of multiple public and private companies, including Stifel Financial and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
In the non-profit world, in addition to the St. John’s Health Foundation Board, Bob serves on the Investment Committees of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and of the Daniels Fund, one of the leading philanthropies in the Mountain states. He is a member of the Wyoming Business Alliance and of the State of Wyoming’s Banking Board. He was a long-time trustee of the Jackson Hole Land Trust and 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 for George H.W. Bush during the winning 1988 Presidential campaign, and for all four years in the White House as deputy director of OMB and Deputy Assistant to the President under President Bush. He started his career working as a staffer in Congress and a Governor’s office. He was economic advisor to former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.
Bob is a Past Board Chair and has served as a Director of St. John’s Health Foundation since 2014.