Before co-founding Bridgewater Asset Management in 2014, Bob spent nearly 20 years as a financial advisor with LPL Financial LLC, an independent brokerage firm. He began his career in the financial services industry with W.S. Griffith & Co. in 1994. Transferring to LPL Financial in 2004 has allowed Bob to provide his clients with excellent resources and support. He is currently serving as the Chief Compliance Officer for Bridgewater Asset Management.
Before entering the financial services field, Bob worked with The Boeing Corporation as an electrical engineer. As is true with engineering, he says that he particularly enjoys the technical rigor of financial planning and investment management.
He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology in Michigan and his MBA from the Jon M. Olin School of Business at Washington University. Among his many interests, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife, Beth, and their three children. One activity he finds particularly rewarding is coaching baseball and softball for his children. His passion lies with photography, which has led to various travel opportunities where he focuses on capturing historical locations and landscapes.