With more than forty years of experience working in banking and private equity, Robert V. Glaser’s career is peppered with well-deserved accolades, all of which he has achieved by embracing the values he was taught from a young age. Thanks to his leadership skills and the gainful knowledge he obtained during his time working with the successful firms of Investcorp and MapleWood, Glaser has worn many hats in prominent positions during his career and he has been a vital figure in overseeing a number of high-earning investments and acquisitions. In addition, Glaser’s work and illustrious resume have allowed him to serve a non-corporate position on the board of directors and board of trustees for the Young Arts Foundation and St. Thomas University, among several others. Glaser has also been mentioned in several books:
The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Forden. Published in 1993 by HarperCollins, the book tells a gripping story discussing the fascinating Gucci dynasty.
In Pursuit of Fulfillment and Need, Respect, Trust were both written by Nemir A. Kirdar, the founder of Investcorp. The former tells the story of a highly successful business leader while the latter provides a deeper glimpse into Investcorp and its internationally renowned success.
Investcorp was founded in 1982 and has since established itself as a worldwide leader in managing alternative investments for certain institutions and individuals. The firm has built a solid, global reputation for its exceptional performance, groundbreaking work, and its optimum level of client service. It currently manages more than $21 billion of assets and it remains one of the most active mid-market private equity firms in the world, with successful investments in Europe, North America, and more recently, the MENA region.
Investcorp’s success can be at least partially attributed to its focus on seeking out mid-sized companies with proven managers, solid cash flow, a respected position within their industry, growth potential, and a track record that speaks for itself. Collectively, its portfolio is comprised of 150+ investments totaling close to $40 billion in transaction value. These diverse investments include kitchenware retailer Sur La Table, online hotel reservation management software Eviivo, and leading European cybersecurity infrastructure and managed services provider SecureLink.
Co-founded in 1998 by Robert V. Glaser, the private equity firm of MapleWood Partners has developed a specialty working with middle market companies. The firm aims to invest in industries such as retail, manufacturing, defense, consumer products, and aerospace. The majority of the firm’s investments are concentrated largely in the United States and Latin America. These investments have included the social workspace company Industrious Office.