Robert R. Grusky
Mr. Grusky founded Hope Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm for which he serves as Managing Member, in 2000. He co-founded New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm, in 2000 and served as Principal, Member and Managing Director until 2005, and has been a Senior Advisor since then. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Grusky had been the President of RSL Investments, the primary investment vehicle of Hon. Ronald S. Lauder, and a Senior Advisor to Mr. Lauder since April 1997. Prior to joining Mr. Lauder, Mr. Grusky was a senior professional in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs from 1993 to 1997 and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Goldman Sachs from 1985 to 1993.
Mr. Grusky took a leave of absence from Goldman Sachs during 1990 to 1991 after being selected as a White House Fellow and served as Assistant for Special Projects to then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney. Mr. Grusky was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for service during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Mr. Grusky received his B.A., cum laude and with departmental honors in history, from Union College in 1979 and received his M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School in 1985. Mr. Grusky is a director of AutoNation, Inc., AutoZone, Inc. and Strayer Education, Inc.