CIO and Managing Partner
Robert has over 15 years’ experience serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for two multi-billion dollar public trust funds. Prior to these roles, he served as Treasurer and Senior Manager of Financial Services for the Texas Mutual Insurance Fund. He was previously Vice President of Treasury and Interest Rate Risk Manager of Franklin Federal Bancorp. He began his career in 1982 at the Bond Division of the Texas State Treasury. Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance, he went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Finance from Louisiana State University.
Sean Ward is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a founding member of the Dyal Capital Partners Investment Team. Previously a Vice President at Lehman Brothers, Sean held several roles at Neuberger Berman after it became an independent firm, including Senior Counsel for NB Alternatives. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and credit transactions. Prior to Covington & Burling LLP, Sean worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and London.
Sean received his JD, magna cum laude, from the Duke University School of Law and holds a BA, magna cum laude, in Diplomatic History and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Strauss is a Managing Director of Peak Rock. Most recently he was a Principal at Aurora Resurgence and previously he was a Principal at Insight Equity. Mr. Strauss focused on making debt and equity investments in a variety of middle market companies at both prior firms and has served as a board member or observer for numerous portfolio companies. Prior to Insight Equity, Mr. Strauss was an Investment Analyst with Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, and prior to Hicks Muse, Mr. Strauss was a Financial Analyst in the investment banking divisions of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Salomon Smith Barney.
Mr. Strauss received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
We have negotiated a room block with a special rate of $185 per night at the AT&T Center. Cut-off Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017. This date is firm and there will be no exceptions. Go to the following link to make a reservation:
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/TEXPEC0217. Or by phone (512) 404-3600 ; please reference the group name, Texas Private Equity Conference in order to receive the group rate over the contracted dates.
On-site registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3 in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The conference begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. The key dates, times, and other pertinent information that you should keep in mind are summarized below.
Friday, February 3, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast (Tejas Dining Room)
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Morning sessions (Classroom 204)
12:00 noon – 1:40 p.m. Lunch (Salon C)
1:40 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon sessions (Classroom 204)
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Last minute questions:
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705
Conference Attire: Business casual
You can reach Bob Parrino at (512) 471-5788 (office), (512) 569-0120 (cell), or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Juana Hardwick at (512) 471-6511 (office), (512) 497-2738 (cell), or by e-mail at Juana.Hardwick@mccombs.utexas.edu