Robert Womack, Jr.

Chief Innovation Officer

Robert (Rob) Womack is Chief Innovation Officer at Aristotle. Rob is responsible for ensuring, through the efforts of our business solutions team, that the shared services platform meets the needs of the company, our affiliates, and most importantly, Aristotle’s valued clients. Rob works closely with the Board of Managers, executive team, managers and all members of the Aristotle family to foster a culture of innovation, process improvements and best practices. He is also a member of the Executive Committee.

Prior to Aristotle, Rob spent 14 years at MetWest Securities, subsequently known as WGSL and ClearLend Securities, an investment management firm specializing in securities lending and short-term investment management. Most notably, Rob was the Chief Lending & Operations Officer and directed the Institutional Client Service team. MetWest Securities originated as an affiliate of the MetWest Ventures organization. During his tenure, he was also a Managing Director and Principal 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 was President of Astra Management Corporation.

Rob earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree 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).