Robert Klein is a Partner of RedBird Capital Partners.  Based in New York, Robert oversees all operational functions of the firm as well as its global Entrepreneur & Family Office (“EFO”) Network.  In this capacity, Robert works closely with EFO partners to tailor investment solutions which help bring strategic capital partners to RedBird portfolio companies, develop co-investment opportunities and connect global family offices with each other.

Prior to joining RedBird, Robert spent ten years at JPMorgan, most recently as Global Head of the Alternative Investments Group - a hedge fund, private equity/credit and real estate platform with over $80 billion in assets under supervision (“AUS”).  Robert originated public and private investment opportunities and constructed alternatives portfolios for many of the firm’s most sophisticated clients in multiple jurisdictions globally.  He also managed the firm’s relationships with General Partners for commingled funds as well as for direct investments, and was instrumental in building the group from ~$20 billion in AUS to over $80 billion as of the time of his joining RedBird.  

During his tenure at JPMorgan, Robert was also President of J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management (“JPMAAM”), a $13 billion hedge fund solutions provider that served both institutional and retail investors globally.  He helped to lead the group’s efforts into liquid alternatives and a more fully developed separate account capability for clients.  He also served on the Private Bank’s Global Investment Review Committee, the Private Equity Advisory Committee (which manages portfolios of private equity fund of funds), the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Council, the Investment Management Americas Operating Committee and the Private Bank Investment Team.

Before joining JPMorgan, Robert worked for four years as a Director at North Street Partners, a private equity investment firm that specialized in lower-middle market transactions.  Prior to North Street, Robert worked for six years at Bernstein Investment Research & Management, where he was a Vice President in the firm’s wealth management division.

Robert is a graduate of the NYU-Stern School of Business (MBA in Accounting & Finance) and Cornell University (B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations). He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Make a Wish Foundation of Metro New York and is also a member of the Cornell ILR Finance Council.