Rob and his wife Mary have made Charlotte home since 2005, when Rob joined Wachovia to help lead the M&A business and, later, Wells Fargo’s Investment Bank.
Rob and Mary are blessed to have four children Robert (28) Currie (26) Owen (24) and Hunter (21). Rob grew up in New Jersey, New York and London. He attended St Paul’s School in London and graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. He thanks his lucky stars that he met Mary, the love of his life, at Princeton University where they were classmates.
Rob has been active in the Charlotte community, serving on the Boards of Charlotte Center City Partners, Opera Carolina, Queens University and The Wells Fargo Championship. He has also channeled his life-long love of playing sports into coaching a host of youth sports — namely lacrosse and ice hockey — in Charlotte. Beyond the Queen City, Rob is also active as a Board member with several organizations that underscore his commitment to inclusion and education including the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, (Washington, DC), Westminster Kennel Club (NYC) Ivy Club (Princeton, NJ) and St Paul’s School (London).
Professionally, Rob has worked for over 35 years in the financial services industry. He is passionate about providing clients, from Fortune 100 companies to family-run enterprises, expert corporate and investment banking advice and execution across mergers & acquisitions, capital structure solutions, debt & equity financings and restructurings. Rob has held senior leadership positions across the Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Bank since 2008 and currently serves as Chairman of Banking. Prior to joining Wachovia/Wells Fargo, Rob helped establish Gleacher Partners, an independent corporate advisory boutique, headquartered in New York, in 1990. He led Gleacher’s mergers & acquisitions business for many years and opened and ran Gleacher’s London office from 2000 to 2003. Before Gleacher, he worked at the merchant bank Morgan Grenfell in both London and New York from 1986 to 1990.