Robert first entered the securities industry with Shearson Lehmann Hutton in 1988. After taking a hiatus to get his MBA from West Virginia University, he relocated to Florida and resumed his career as a financial advisor, joining Waddell & Reed in 2012.
Prior to entering the securities industry, Robert served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years as a communications analyst, assigned to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington, D.C.
As part of the Vandelay Financial Group team, Robert takes a hands on approach to helping clients, working with them to develop a written plan for dealing with the inevitable ups and downs of the markets. He and his partner, James Van Putten Vink, have worked together as a team since 2001, helping clients throughout the stages of their investing.
Robert is active in community and professional theatre as an actor, director and playwright. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and teaches Sudoku as part of the Adult Education Program.
- Series 7
- Series 3
- Series 65
- Life and Health Insurance
- Associates - Communications - Community College of the Air Force
- Bachelor of Arts - Personnel Management - University of Maryland
- Master's - Business Administration - West Virginia University
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