Robert D. Beyer
Robert D. Beyer is an American investor and executive. Mr. Beyer is currently Chairman of Chaparal Investments LLC, a private investment firm and diversified holding company. He was Chief Executive Officer and a director of The TCW Group, Inc. (parent company of Trust Company of the West) from 2005 until 2009, a diversified investment management firm with assets in excess of $150 billion; he previously served as President and Chief Investment Officer from 2000 until 2005.
In 1991, Mr. Beyer co-founded Crescent Capital Corporation, an investment management firm that was acquired by TCW in 1995. During his investment career, Mr. Beyer has been responsible for the management of large, diversified and global businesses overseeing the management of more than 1500 employees and 100 different investment strategies, and has also directly managed various public and private fixed income and alternative investment portfolios.
From 1983 until 1991, Mr. Beyer was an investment banker and capital markets professional at Bear, Stearns & Co. and Drexel Burnham Lambert. At Drexel, he worked directly under Michael Milken, a pioneer in the financing of American businesses  Mr. Beyer was one of the individuals responsible for managing Drexel through its bankruptcy in 1990 and 1991 
Mr. Beyer is an independent director of three Fortune 500 companies, The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), where he is Lead Independent Director, and Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK). In 2008, he was selected as an Outstanding Director by his peers as part of the Outstanding Directors Program of the Financial Times. He serves as a trustee of Harvard-Westlake School, where he is a former board chair and on the Board of Visitors at UCLA Anderson School of Management where he is also a former board chair and was selected as one of the "100 Inspirational Alumni." Mr. Beyer received The 2013 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award.  He is also a member of the Board of Councilors of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, In 2011, Mr. Beyer was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners.
Mr. Beyer is an investor in and a member of the Advisory Board of The Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.
Mr. Beyer received his BS from the University of Southern California in 1981 and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1983. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Catherine, and their four children.
- "Money manager TCW Group loses CEO Beyer", The Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2009
- "Robert Beyer". Forbes. Retrieved November 28, 2014.