Robert Wolf (business)

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Robert Wolf
Born (1962-03-08) March 8, 1962 (age 56)
Residence Purchase, New York
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania (BS)
Occupation

Founder & CEO of 32 Advisors Former Chairman & CEO of UBS Americas

Entrepreneur

Robert Wolf (born March 8, 1962)[1] is the former Chairman and CEO of UBS Americas [2] as well as the President and Chief Operating Officer of UBS Investment Bank.

He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 32 Advisors LLC, a company focused on economic advisory services and infrastructure consulting. He is the Founder of the venture capital firm 32 Ventures. In addition, he is the Chairman and co-founder of Measure, a company offering Drone as a Service®. Prior to forming 32 Advisors and 32 Ventures, Wolf spent 18 years at UBS, a global financial services firm. He joined UBS in 1994 after spending approximately ten years at Salomon Brothers.

Wolf held three Presidential appointments under President Obama: as a member of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2009-2011, the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011-2013 and the Export Council from 2014-2016. In 2012 Wolf was on the Homeland Security Advisory Council's Border Infrastructure Task Force. and in June 2013, the White House appointed Wolf to the President’s Export Council [1]. In 2017, he was named to the Board of Directors for the Obama Foundation and Chairs the Foundation’s Audit and Risk Committee.

The number 32 pays homage to the number on Wolf's jersey when he played football at the University of Pennsylvania.[3]

Biography[edit]

Wolf joined UBS AG in 1994 after ten years at Salomon Brothers working in Fixed Income. From 2002-2004, while at UBS, Wolf was Global Head of Fixed Income of the Investment Bank and previously, from 1998 to 2001, Global Head of Credit Trading, Research & Distribution. From 2004 to 2007, while at UBS, Wolf was Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Bank and in 2007, he added the title of President of the Investment Bank. In 2007, he was also promoted to Chairman and CEO of UBS Group Americas. He was a member of UBS's Group Executive Board from 2008-2010. Wolf left UBS in 2012 to start 32 Advisors.

Activities[edit]

Wolf serves on the Board of Directors of the Obama Foundation, on the Undergraduate Executive Board of the Wharton School and on the Economic Advisory Council for the Center for American Progress. He also sits on the board of the Partnership for NYC, the Leadership Council for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a graduate member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. Wolf formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, on the board of trustees of the Children's Aid Society, on the Athletics Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania and on the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Roundtable.

In 2012-2013 he hosted the show "Impact Players" on the Reuters Channel on YouTube TV. In December 2016, he joined Fox News/Fox Business as a TV contributor and was a member of the Advisory Board of the show “Wall Street Week”.

Political contributions[edit]

During the 2004 US presidential election campaign, Wolf was a contributor to the Kerry campaign.[4] During the 2008 United States Presidential election campaign, Wolf became a major contributor and a fundraiser for the Obama campaign:[5][6][7] [8]

After serving as a major contributor and fundraiser for the Obama 2008 US presidential campaign,[5][6][7][8] Wolf held three Presidential appointments under President Obama; as a member of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2009-2011, the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011-2013 and the Export Council from 2014-2016. In 2012 Wolf was on the Homeland Security Advisory Council's Border Infrastructure Task Force. and in June 2013, the White House appointed Wolf to the President’s Export Council. [2]

Awards and titles[edit]

Wolf was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award at the 2007 Fall Gala alongside Spirit of Hope award recipient, Lance Armstrong.[9] On October 12, 2011, he was the recipient of the Promise Award by the Children's Aid Society, for his commitment to helping children living in poverty thrive and succeed.[10] He was also honored at the Ivy League Football Association dinner in February 2013 as UPenn's representative.

Wolf was named to Worth Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People in Finance.

Personal[edit]

Wolf is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.S. in Economics. While at University of Pennsylvania, he played on the varsity football team that won IVY League Championships in both the 1982 and 1983 seasons and was an honoree into the Ivy Football Association in 2013. In May 2014, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wharton School.

He currently resides in Purchase, NY and grew up in Marblehead, MA and is in the town's Athletics Hall of Fame. His wife, Carol, is a Director of Events & Strategic Partnerships at Sandy Hook Promise.

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