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Robert Smith

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Bob is Partner and the Market Leader of the Cleveland office. He serves on Cerity Partners’ Executive Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Asset Allocation Sub-Committee. Bob has more than forty years of experience in investing, finance, accounting, and business management.

Bob joined Cerity Partners in October 2016 when Cerity Partners acquired Spero-Smith Investment Advisers. Previously, Bob was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spero-Smith. Bob joined in 1993 as President, Chief Investment Officer, and co-owner with Founder, Karen Spero.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) degree from Ohio Northern University and holds a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from Duquesne University. ONU has awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration for his years of service as Chair of the Board of Trustees and other civic leadership roles.

Bob is deeply committed to civic engagement and has received numerous awards and recognition for his leadership. He has recently been inducted in the Ohio Foundation for Independent Colleges' Hall of Excellence as well as the Association of Ohio Commodores. He has served in leadership roles on numerous boards and investment committees of corporations and non-profit organizations including the Motorists Insurance Group, Ohio Northern University and University Hospitals of Cleveland and Team NEO where he is current Chair. Several elected officials have also appointed him to boards of public entities, including the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Port of Cleveland. Recent public entity appointments include Chair of the Detroit Police & Fire Pension System Investment Committee.

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