Robert B. Gillam
Chief Executive Officer
M.B.A. Finance, University of California – Los Angeles, 1969
B.S. Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1968
Mr. Gillam is McKinley Capital’s founder and remains today its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for overall corporate strategy and planning as well as providing oversight for all operational and investment management activities. Mr. Gillam serves on McKinley Capital’s Executive Management Committee and is Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Gillam has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, including banking, brokerage and investment management. He has managed individual, corporate and public investment accounts since 1970, beginning at Foster and Marshall, where he was elected First Vice President. In 1975, Mr. Gillam was appointed by Alaska’s Governor to the Alaska State Investment Advisory Committee.
In 1982, he became a General Partner of Boettcher and Company, an investment-banking firm and in 1983 became an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange. At Boettcher and Company, Mr. Gillam assisted in the formation of the firm’s managed accounts department. In 1988, Mr. Gillam began to incorporate Modern Portfolio Theory via quantitative computer models into active portfolio management. His achievements in this area serve as the foundation for McKinley Capital’s quantitative investment methodology. In addition, Mr. Gillam has been featured in articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune and other financial publications.