Rob Newbold

Managing Principal

Joined Graham:


Professional Bio:

Rob, along with the other Managing Principals, shares responsibility for all major aspects of Graham Partners’ investment process, including investment sourcing, structuring, and exiting, as well as working closely with portfolio companies to build lasting value. He also serves on the Buyout and Growth Investment Committees.

Rob has primary oversight responsibility for BrightSign, Gatekeeper, Myers EPS, OptConnect, and Taoglas. He also has coverage responsibility for the industrial technology industry subsector.

Prior to joining Graham Partners, Rob worked for Investcorp in its Private Equity Group. Previous to Investcorp, he worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Investment Banking Division, and also previously worked at McKinsey & Co.

Past and Present Board Directorships:
E Tech, Barcoding, Taoglas, BrightSign, Gatekeeper, Myers EPS, OptConnect, Tidel, Henry, Chelsea, SP Industries, Eberle, B+B, TransAxle, Infiltrator, Dynojet, HB&G, Eldorado Stone, NDS


Rob earned his B.S. and his M.A. in Accounting, with honors, from the University of Texas, and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Ford Fellow, first-year co-valedictorian, and graduated as a Palmer Scholar.


Born in England and raised in Illinois, Rob enjoys spending time with his three children and has competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Rob’s philanthropic involvement includes Autism Speaks. He is also Co-Chairman of Wharton Private Equity Partners and previously served as Chairman of the Wharton Alumni Executive Board.