Robert Covington is a Partner of the firm.

Prior to joining RedBird, Robert spent six years as a Managing Director of The Stephens Group, LLC, a private equity firm investing the capital of the Stephens family, one of America’s longest tenured private equity investors. Prior to The Stephens Group, LLC Robert was a Partner at SSM Partners, a private equity firm focused on expansion stage technology, business services and consumer services companies. Before SSM, Robert was the Founder and CEO of Firstdoor, now part of Infor, where he built and directed a seventy-person organization that was one of the earliest “Software as a Service” business models. 

Robert currently sits on several boards across the RedBird investment portfolio, including (i) Avmont, an asset manager specializing in insurance-linked products; (ii) Compass Datacenters, a wholesale datacenter developer, specializing in customized build-to-order solutions for cloud, technology, enterprise, and telecom customers. Robert serves as Chairman of the Board; (iii) Constellation Affiliated Partners, a top 10 managing general agent insurance platform, (iv) Majority Strategies, a direct-to-consumer advertising and marketing business; (v) N3, a third-party inside sales solutions including lead generation, customer  acquisition, and post-sale consumption; (vi) Next Tier Connect, a portfolio of mission-critical assets defined by  communication infrastructure elements; and (vii) Vida Capital, the largest privately-held alternative asset management platform specializing in non-correlated investment strategies.

Robert received his B.S. in Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Washington and Lee University and his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Yale University. He is a current member of YPO where he serves on the board.