My goal is to inspire and motivate our people to make a true impact with their clients, their colleagues and their communities.
As Lincoln’s Chief Executive Officer of the Americas and a key driver of the firm’s growth from its beginnings, Rob has been instrumental in building its global footprint and a highly desirable culture that prioritizes attracting, retaining and engaging top talent at all levels. As a connected leader within the firm, Rob works closely with Lincoln’s investment banking professionals to help them achieve success. He continues to focus on building long-term relationships with clients and prospects, achieving optimal results through his thoughtful, interpersonal and collaborative approach.
Rob has nearly 30 years of experience advising leading private equity groups, privately owned businesses and large public companies on divestitures, acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. Rob helped start Lincoln’s industrials and consumer practices and led the firm’s business services practice for more than a decade. Accordingly, Rob has a deep understanding of how to best position companies for sale, drive competitive processes and negotiate to successful closings.
As a recognized advisor and thought leader in the investment banking industry, Rob is a frequent guest on WBBM’s Noon Business Hour in Chicago and a speaker and author on mergers and acquisitions-related topics. Rob sits on the board of UNICEF USA and the Dean’s Business Council for the Gies School of Business at the University of Illinois. He is also President of the Board of Regents at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
Prior to Lincoln, Rob worked at Price Waterhouse. His diverse experiences include management positions in Price Waterhouse’s investment banking subsidiary and the Transaction Services group.
Rob earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois. Rob is a certified public accountant (inactive).
Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to The Chartis Group and its private equity investor, Riordan, Lewis & Haden
Lincoln International represents Audax in the sale of HALO Branded Solutions to TPG Growth
Lincoln International represents Gridiron Capital and management in the sale of Engage2Excel to Comvest Partners
Lincoln International represents LaSalle Capital in its sale of Avtex Solutions, LLC to Norwest Equity Partners
Lincoln International Represents Great Lakes Scrip Center in its sale to Bold Orange, a portfolio company of Mountaingate Capital
Lincoln International represents The Riverside Company and management in the sale of Spectrio to Bertram Capital
Lincoln International represents The Riverside Company in its sale of iAutomation to Saw Mill Capital
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