Bob has over 40 years of commercial banking and investment banking experience. Before establishing FTV Capital, Bob was a senior consultant to Montgomery Securities, and was previously Senior Vice President Finance for Bank of California and Vice President Planning for First Chicago Corporation. Bob has participated in more than 100 bank and bank-related mergers, public offerings and joint ventures. Bob is also a founder of Newell Associates, a money management firm and Third Age Media, an internet portal. Bob received a BS from Cornell University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard University. Additionally, he is a board member of Bank of Hawaii Corporation, and formerly a trustee of Cornell University.