Rob brings to his role over 20 years of experience in the private sector, having successfully founded, financed, and eventually sold two separate companies in the high tech and management services field. Rob is active in the investments world as managing director of Robert L Lapides Co , a boutique private equity investment management firm, where he oversees several private equity funds. Previously he was Managing Director of OmniHolding A.G. in Zurich, Switzerland and CEO of OmniProperty, Inc. in New York City. He also played competitive tennis for several years, having competed in a number of satellite, qualifier, and main draw professional tour events. When he’s not looking after his investment activity, you can find him on the tennis court overseeing his Tennis Academy or providing board level assistance to several commercial and nonprofit organizations. Rob earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees in International Business & Strategic Management from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.