Heading the Origination and Marketing departments for Republic Business Credit, Robert puts into practice more than 12 years of commercial finance experience. Currently, Robert serves as the President-Elect of Programs for the Turnaround Management Association Midwest Chapter, CFA Executive Committee Member and past President of the Midwest Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association. Robert is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Robert was awarded the CFA’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2016.
Currently President, COO and Managing Member of Republic Business Credit.
Any hobbies people are surprised to hear you have?
My first entrepreneurial investment was in a craft brewery back in 2013. Outside of that I really enjoy unique dining experiences paired with a bottle of wine.
Vacation spots you recommend? The first recommendation is to vacation without your cell phone, laptop and actually be on vacation and not working remotely. My wife and I traveled to Asia for our Honeymoon – we loved Japan, The Great Wall of China, along with the Maldives. Our favorite European city happened on a recent trip to the Amalfi Coast – Positano – which was worth John Steinbeck writing about it!
Most interesting company you have worked with? Financed Four Loko after their recall in 2010, which is a really dynamic and cool business. It was great to have been their partner and to see their success today.
Favorite dish to cook? Braised short-rib is always a favorite, lately we have been experiencing with a technique called Sous Vide and prepared a delicious Mediterranean coffee seasoned pork tonderloin.
See any good concerts or entertainment events lately?
Imagine Dragons at Summerfest was a blast and we always enjoy Billy Joel at WrigleyField.