Rob Brown has been a member of UNICEF USA's Midwest Regional Board of Directors since 2006. He is a past chair of the Midwest Region and a current member of the UNICEF USA National Board of Directors where he chairs the National Development Committee. Rob has traveled on UNICEF field visits to Mozambique and Honduras.
Rob is a Managing Director and CEO at Lincoln International, a global investment banking advisory firm headquartered in Chicago. As a key driver of the firm's growth from its beginnings, Rob has been instrumental in building its global footprint and strengthening its highly desirable culture that prioritizes attracting, retaining and engaging top talent at all levels.
Rob has nearly 30 years of experience advising leading private equity groups, privately owned businesses and large public companies on divestitures, acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. Rob helped start Lincoln's industrials and consumer practices and led the firm's business services practice for more than a decade.
As a recognized advisor and thought leader in the investment banking industry, Rob is a frequent speaker, commentor to top tier media outlets and author on trends in the private capital markets. Rob sits on the board of the Dean's Business Council for the Gies School of Business at the University of Illinois. He also serves on the finance committee for Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
Rob earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois.