Robert Klein is a Partner of the firm.

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. 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. Prior to 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 spent six years at Bernstein Investment Research & Management, where he was a Vice President in the firm’s wealth management division.

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 Portfolio Advisory Committee, the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Council, the Investment Management Americas Operating Committee, and the Private Bank Investment Team.

In his current role, Robert is responsible for overseeing all operational functions of the firm as well as institutional and family office capital partnerships. Robert has helped to build RedBird from $650mm in AUM with 18 employees in 2017 to over $3.5bn in AUM and 37 employees today.  He works closely with Institutional and EFO partners to tailor investment solutions which help bring strategic capital partners to RedBird portfolio companies, develop co-investment opportunities, and deliver best in class, transparent reporting to our partners.

Philanthropically, Robert is a member of the Cornell University ILR Finance Council and has been a Board or Advisory Board member of Make a Wish Foundation of New York and Help Us Adopt.org. Robert received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from NYU-Stern School of Business.