Bob is an American venture capitalist and private equity investor, and a former senior-level public official. Currently, he is a partner at Gryphon Investors, a middle-market private equity firm and is a Director of multiple public and private companies, as well as being active in non-profit entities both in Wyoming and nationally.
Bob began his career as legislative assistant and then chief of staff for the late New Jersey Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick.He went on to serve as communications director for former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean. Bob was a speechwriter and policy adviser for George H.W. Bush during the 1988 Presidential campaign, and served in the White House for Bush as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for Natural Resources, Energy and Science (1989–1991); Executive Associate Director of OMB; and as Deputy Assistant to the President (1991–1993). He was widely known for advising Bush in the crafting of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and helping to shepherd that legislation through Congress.
Since then, Bob has served as a part-time adviser to a number of political figures. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Bob to be a member of the Advisory Committee on Trade and Policy Negotiations (ACTPN) and he was appointed by the Administrator of NASA during the George W. Bush administration to be a member of the NASA Advisory Council’s Task Force on the Cost and Management of the International Space Station.
In the non-profit world, Bob serves on the board of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation in his home of Jackson, Wyoming, the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and the Steering Committee of the Wyoming Business Alliance. He was a long-time trustee of the Jackson Hole Land Trust and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), was on the Board of Governors of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and the International Advisory Board of the Harvard Center for Environmental Economics, and was Chairman of the Board of Resources for the Future (“RFF”). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bob has served as a Director of St. John’s Hospital Foundation since 2014.