Rob Newbold

Managing Principal

Joined Graham:



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.

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 Graham Partners’ Investment Committee.

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

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:
B+B, BrightSign, Chelsea, Dynojet, Eberle, Eldorado, Gatekeeper, HB&G, Henry, Infiltrator, Myers EPS, NDS, SP Industries, Taoglas, Tidel, TransAxle


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.