For the previous ten years, Robert was a Portfolio Manager for the Bill Gates Investment Office. The Gates office invests the personal assets of Mr. Gates, as well as the assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In his capacity working for BGI/Cascade, Robert held several different porfolio manager positions with the most recent responsibility being oversight of all externally managed fund relationships (public and private). Previous areas of responsibility have included energy/commodities, fixed income, currencies, and general public and private equity analysis.
Robert has previously served as a Director for Pacific Ethanol Inc. and North Sea Gas Partners. He is currently a Director of QuSwami as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Financial Economics Institute at Claremont McKenna College.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College magna cum laude and is a CFA Charterholder.