• Robert J. Tobin

    Chief Investment Officer

    Rob Tobin joined Persimmon Capital Partners in 2012 as its Chief Investment Officer. In this capacity, Rob leads private equity and alternative investment activities and is also focused on Persimmon’s overall portfolio allocation strategy.

    Prior to joining Persimmon, Rob served as an investment professional with ABS Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on later stage growth investments. At ABS, Rob focused on investments in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors, and worked closely with companies on key strategic and operational objectives. Before joining ABS, Rob served as an investment banker with Friedman Billings Ramsey. At FBR, Rob advised growth companies in the TMT sectors on mergers and acquisitions, and private and public equity and debt capital activities.

    Rob serves on the boards of RedPoint Global, Southern Management Corporation, IgnitionOne, Novus Capital Group, Tagnetics, and US Auto Sales, all Persimmon Capital portfolio companies. Rob also serves on the boards of SalesWarp, and the National MS Society – Maryland Chapter and The Kevin E. Reichardt Foundation, both local non-profit organizations.

    Rob received an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.