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Corbin Advisors Announces Industry Leader Robert McConnaughey as Head of IR Advisory Practice

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McConnaughey Previously Served as SVP, Community Impact, Responsible for the Firm’s Rapidly Growing ESG and Nonprofit Practices

FARMINGTON, CT – November 8, 2021 – Corbin Advisors, a strategic consultancy accelerating value realization globally, today announced Robert McConnaughey has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Advisory and Community Impact, from his previous role as SVP, Community Impact, responsible for the firm’s rapidly growing ESG and Nonprofit practices.

Leveraging over two decades on the buy side, including as research analyst, portfolio manager, and head of global equities and ESG for esteemed firms such as Fidelity, Citi Asset Management and Columbia Threadneedle, McConnaughey will lead the firm’s growing IR Advisory practice, which has built long-standing client relationships based on Corbin’s track record of inspiring leaders and sustainably rerating companies.

“Since joining Corbin earlier this year, Robert has contributed meaningfully to our culture and client impact,” said Rebecca Corbin, Founder and CEO of Corbin Advisors. “His long-tenured institutional investor experience and deep equity markets knowledge, ability to cut through complexity and unearth the investment thesis, and thoughtfulness and passion for doing good has led to this well-deserved promotion and acceleration as a senior leader at our growing firm. I look forward to working closely with Robert as we continue to build long-standing client relationships by delivering on our brand promise.”

“I’m excited to leverage my buy-side perspective and experience, as well as my passion for sustainability, to shape equity stories with the single goal of helping our clients realize their full value,” said McConnaughey. “I appreciate the opportunity to take on a greater leadership role at Corbin, known for excellence, impact and deep client engagement, and work with our current and future relationships to advance market-facing strategies and drive positive outcomes.”   

In addition to his investing experience, McConnaughey has worked as a committed volunteer leader and public servant focused on environmental conservation, education access, economic development, and effective government, serving as  Deputy Commissioner and Head of Legislative, External Affairs and Policy group within Administration and Finance for Governor Charles Baker and chairman for both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Financial Advisory Board under Governor Deval Patrick and Trust for Public Land – New England.  

Robert McConnaughey, SVP portrait

Robert McConnaughey

SVP, Investor Relations Advisory & Community Impact
Robert McConnaughey, SVP portrait

Robert McConnaughey

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Advisory and Community Impact

Joined 2021

Expertise

  • Institutional Investor/Buy-Side Landscape
  • Shareholder Value Creation Techniques
  • Capital Allocation
  • ESG & Stakeholder Impact Strategies
  • REITs
  • Strategic Transformation
  • Non-Profit Leadership Strategy and Branding

As Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Advisory and Community Impact, Robert oversees the firm’s value-added advisory solutions. He brings a deep buy-side background to his work advising clients on their overall capital markets engagement efforts.

Robert joined Corbin as Senior Vice President and Head of the Community Impact group, which advises corporate clients on ESG strategies and nonprofit clients on strategic planning and communications.

Prior to joining Corbin, Robert had over two decades of experience as senior leader of some of the world’s largest investment firms, including Fidelity Investments, Prudential, Citi Asset Management, and Columbia Threadneedle Investments, where he also built out and led the global responsible investing and ESG effort. He also founded Thistlebrook Solutions, an impact investing and consulting firm committed to catalyzing success for outstanding mission-driven enterprises.

In addition to his investing experience, Robert has worked as a committed volunteer leader and public servant focused on environmental conservation, education access, economic development, and effective government. Robert has served as the chairman of the board for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Financial Advisory Board under Governor Patrick, the Trust for Public Land-New England, and the UP Academy charter schools of Boston and Dorchester, on the boards of Jou Nouvo and Metro Lacrosse (now Harlem Lacrosse), and as Deputy Commissioner/Head of Legislative, External Affairs and Policy group within Administration and Finance for Governor Baker (MA).

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University. He resides in Cohasset, MA with his wife, Martha and their three children.

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