Robert grew up in Chevy Chase, MD and was blessed with day-to-day access to the urban wilds of Rock Creek Park. Whenever possible, he would escape to the family farm in Wardensville, WV or on hunting/fishing expeditions in the vast wetlands on the Eastern Shore of MD. Exploring these wild lands instilled him with a love of the natural world and a desire to protect and ensure sustainable access for such places.
Robert founded Thistlebrook Solutions in 2016 after spending more than twenty years as an analyst, portfolio manager, director of research, and head of equity investments for Fidelity Investments, Prudential, and Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Thistlebrook is focused on fostering innovative solutions in the impact/responsible investing arena and represents the intersection of Robert’s experience in global investment management with his personal and volunteer efforts on environmental and social issues. He has served as the chairman of the board for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Financial Advisory Board, the Trust for Public Land- Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and the UP Academy charter schools of Boston and Dorchester. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Cohasset, MA.