Rob is President and Chief Operating Officer of Belvoir Investments Corporation, the holding company for the Paul Desmarais Jr. Family. He was previously Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer for a prominent silicon valley family. He was also instrumental in helping set philanthropic strategies for this group.
Rob previously served as President of Claridge Inc., the Montreal-based holding company of the Stephen Bronfman family, where he developed investment strategies and set up the Claridge Food Group. Earlier in his career, he was Deputy Chairman and Corporate Secretary for Trader Classified Media in Paris and had served as a Partner at KPMG.
He currently serves on the corporate boards of the McConnell Foundation, the McCall MacBain Foundation, and the Nunavut Trust Fund. He is a Founding Board Member of AppDirect, a cloud solution provider in San Francisco. He is also a director of the Environmental Working Group based in D.C. and San Francisco.
Rob has received the Meritorious Service Medal for his cycling philanthropy efforts and a Fellow CPA recognition for his work in finance. He is a graduate of McGill University and serves on the Board of the Faculty of Management.