Chairman and CEO
Robert Berlé was appointed CEO of Advanced Capital in February 2013.
After beginning his career at the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, he was then relocated to the Milan office. Robert was one of the co-founders of ABK – now Arca Merchant – one of the first independent merchant banks in Italy. Subsequently, Robert was Managing Director at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where in 1989 he was responsible for a Joint Venture with SOPAF – at the time a leading firm in Italian Private Equity. Later, Robert was the Senior Banker at JP Morgan in Milan. Subsequently, after an experience as Managing Director of Barclays de Zoete Wedd, Robert was CEO at Rothschild for more than 12 years. Before joining Advanced Capital, Robert was also Vice-Chairman of DVR Capital, a merchant banking boutique based in Milan.
For the past 25 years Robert has focused on Private Equity and M&A deals, capitalizing on his broad experience across the spectrum of Investment and Corporate Banking, Private Equity and direct investments. Robert has built a consolidated track-record managing transactions across Europe, North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region.
Robert received a B. Sc. magna cum laude in Economics and Business Administration from Franklin Pierce University, New Hampshire followed by a Masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.