Robert Gillam

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
McKinley Capital Management

Robert A. Gillam, W’94, serves as McKinley Capital Management, LLC’s chief executive officer and chief investment officer. He has been with the firm since 1994 in roles including sales, portfolio manager, and head of international investments. Gillam is the principal strategist behind McKinley Capital innovations, including Non-U.S., MEASA, Global Healthcare, the Engineering and Solutions platform, and most recently, Private Investment. As CEO/CIO, he is responsible for the firm’s business strategy and investment process. He established McKinley Capital’s Scientific Advisory Board chaired by Nobel Laureate Dr. Harry Markowitz.

In addition to the Jacobs Levy Center Advisory Board, Gillam sits on the Wharton Global Family Alliance and the Rasmuson Foundation investment committee. He has written numerous pieces of research, including “Investing in Global Equity Markets with Particular Emphasis on Chinese Stocks,” co-authored with Harry Markowitz, John Guerard, and Shijie Deng. A noted speaker, he has been featured on the Bloomberg Invest forum, at the Milken Institute Global Conference, and the Institute for Fiduciary Education.

Gillam holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Wharton School and is a CFA.