Robert P. Morgan is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Northern Trust Alternatives Group, with management responsibility for the multi-disciplined alternative asset investments team. Bob previously was director of private equity with Northern Trust, a position he held since co-founding its private equity team in 2000.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Bob worked as a director at Frye-Louis Capital Advisors, LLC (FLCA), a Chicago-based private equity investment manager, and was responsible for all of the operations of FLCA, including the management of a private equity fund-of-funds. Prior to joining FLCA, he worked for Heller Financial, Inc., a middle-market commercial finance company, which was later acquired by General Electric. Bob was a senior vice president at Heller and was responsible for its private equity programs. Within Heller, he held several roles, including positions in the corporate finance group, corporate credit and Heller Equity Capital Corporation, Heller’s captive private equity fund. He has invested in more than 100 private equity funds covering the buyout, venture capital, structured high yield, real estate and international markets. While at Heller, Bob also oversaw a direct equity co-investment program which totaled approximately 20 investments.
Bob sits on the board of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and several fund advisory boards. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Emory University.