Bob joined Graham Partners as Chief Operating Partner in 2020, where he leads private equity portfolio operations. He works closely with the Investment Team, Operations Team, external industry experts, and portfolio company management teams to drive financial, operational, and product development performance across Graham’s flagship and growth funds.
Bob is a seasoned executive with a demonstrated record of driving revenues, profits, and cash flow in $300MM to $55B private, public and PE backed industrial technology companies. Bob joined Graham from Kohlberg & Company, where he worked as an operating partner and served as CEO, Executive Chairman, Chairman or Board Director for a number of portfolio companies. Bob’s expertise is in building businesses by expanding geographically, accelerating product development, deploying lean manufacturing, and developing customer-focused sales and marketing strategies. Before Kohlberg, he served as CEO and Board Director of Stolle Machinery, a GSO / Blackstone portfolio company, where he was responsible for global profit and loss, strategic direction, board interface, debt, and equity structuring, and more. Bob has held senior executive roles at several other companies throughout his career, including Terex Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, and Otis Elevator Company. Earlier in his career, Bob served twelve years (active and reserve) with the U.S. Army Special Forces and is a lifetime member of the Special Forces Association. He has visited over 100 countries, living outside the United States in Russia, Hong Kong, and China. In 2004, Bob was awarded “The Friendship Award”, the People's Republic of China's highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress.
Bob holds a B.S. in Marketing from University of Maryland, Smith School of Business. He went on to earn his M.B.A. in International Business from The George Washington University.
Outside of working, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and family, hiking, and traveling.