Robert founded Manchester Financial in 1990. Prior to founding Manchester, Robert was the Associate Treasurer at Pepperdine University. He was responsible for the University’s corporate finance function including cash and debt management, as well as the institution’s $250 million investment portfolio, which required him to be involved in asset allocation, portfolio analysis and manager evaluation, as well as house investments for major donors.

From 1991 through 2003, Robert also served as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine, where he taught investment, accounting, and finance courses. He was previously with Arthur Young & Co., serving in both the International Taxation and Merger & Acquisition Departments. Robert earned both his MBA and BS in Accounting from Pepperdine University. He currently serves on the Board for Pepperdine’s Seaver College and chaired the Investment Committee for the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Endowment portfolio, and is a member of Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisors.

Robert is an avid runner, loves to travel and read historical biographies, and enjoys skiing and snowboarding.