Rob is a Managing Director at HighVista Strategies focused on the firm’s private equity strategy and is a member of the private equity Investment Committee. He joined HighVista in 2023 as part of its acquisition of the abrdn US private markets business. Rob is primarily responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing direct co-investments and fund commitments. Rob joined abrdn in 2018 and has spent most of his career in private equity and corporate strategy. Before joining abrdn, Rob held roles in Corporate Development and Strategy at TripAdvisor. Prior to that, Rob was a Vice President at Altamont Capital Partners, an Associate at Golden Gate Capital, and a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. Rob received a BS from Johns Hopkins University and an MS from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.