Robert B. Goergen
Robert B. Goergen is an American corporate executive, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Blyth, Inc. He is also the founder and chairman of The Ropart Group, a private-equity investment firm. Goergen earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Rochester in 1960. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career at Procter & Gamble before moving onto other firms, including McCann-Erickson, McKinsey & Co. and the venture capital group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Goergen's philanthropy efforts are prolific, including several large donations to the University of Rochester, where the main athletics center and joint biomedical engineering and optics building bear his name, and to the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, with an endowment for a faculty chair and an entrepreneurial management program.
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