Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” – Aristotle
Robert Womack, Jr.
Rob Womack is a Managing Director at Aristotle. Prior to this, Rob spent 14 years at ClearLend Securities, formerly WGSL and MetWest Securities, an investment management firm specializing in securities lending. Most notably, Rob was the Chief Lending & Operations Officer for ClearLend and directed the Institutional Client Service team. ClearLend originated as an affiliate of the MetWest Ventures organization. During his tenure, he was also a Managing Director and Partner at MetWest Financial, now MetWest Ventures, and assisted many of its affiliate investment management firms with client service, operations, technology, trading, and administration.
Rob began his career at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco as a Financial Analyst, and later as a Portfolio Manager for World Savings & Loan Association/Golden West Financial and for Pilgrim Management Corporation. He later served as President for Astra Management Corporation.
Rob earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance/Marketing from Baylor University and his MBA from Southern Methodist University. He also holds a General Principal’s license with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Managing Director, Director of Operations
Nancy Scarlett is Director of Operations at Aristotle. Nancy brings over 28 years of investment operations and securities industry experience to Aristotle. Prior to joining Aristotle, Nancy was Managing Director of Operations for Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC for over 11 years. She began her career at Sutro & Co., Inc. as an Operations Manager. She was also an Operations Specialist with Palley-Needelman Asset Management, Inc.
Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Oregon.
Chief Compliance Officer
Michelle Gosom is Chief Compliance Officer of Aristotle. Prior to this, Michelle was Senior Vice President and a member of the Business Development and Client Service team at Reed, Conner & Birdwell, LLC for over 11 years. Previously, she served as a Marketing Associate for Transamerica Insurance and Investments.
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.