Board of Trustees
Robert P., Jr.
Elected to the Board by the self-perpetuating board in February 2012. Term expires in March 2018. Born in New York. Educated at UVM, BA, 1983; and MBA, New York University. Rob Brennan is Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners and heads the Commercial Real Estate Finance Group for the firm, based in New York City. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Rob was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, where he ran the Global Commercial Real Estate Finance Business. Rob joined Credit Suisse in 2000 as a result of Credit Suisse’s acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where he was a Managing Director and ran the Commercial Mortgage Trading Business. Prior to DLJ, Rob held senior positions at UBS, LF Rothschild and began his career in Investment Banking at EF Hutton in 1983. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, and serves on the board of the H.G.I. Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which serves under-privileged children throughout the tri-state region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Rob is a member of the Founders Council of San Miguel Academy of Newburgh, a tuition-free middle school for underserved families residing in the City of Newburgh, NY. Rob serves on the Board of the University of Vermont Foundation as Treasurer, Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He is married to Carolyn (UVM, 1982) and resides in Chappaqua, New York. Rob and Carolyn have three children: Robbie, Katherine and Corey.