Bob serves as a portfolio manager for Kovitz Investment Group and as member of its investment team. Prior to joining Kovitz in 2017, Bob co-founded Fairpointe Capital in 2011 and served as its president. Bob led Fairpointe's Focused Equity strategy, including serving as lead portfolio manager for the AMG Managers Fairpointe Focused Equity Fund. Bob previously served as a portfolio manager and investment analyst at Harris Associates for ten years, providing investment research and portfolio management as a mid cap and large cap value generalist. Bob has been featured in various publications including Barron's, Forbes, Kiplinger's, MarketWatch, The Street, Value Investor Insight, and the Wall Street Transcript. Bob graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1986 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 1989.