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Market Leader Bob Smith talked to Cleveland Magazine about the thoughtful process of coming up with a brand name that reflects the character of our people and our practice.

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Kurt Miscinski

PartnerPresident & CEO

Kurt is the President of Cerity Partners, responsible for the strategic direction and management of the firm. He has more than twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. Kurt chairs the Operating Committee and Executive Committee.

Prior to co-founding Cerity Partners, Kurt was a Managing Director and an Executive Committee Member of Deutsche Bank’s Private Wealth Management division. In this role, he managed Deutsche Bank’s US wealth management offices and was responsible for the oversight of client relationships, including the development and servicing of investment, credit, and wealth management offerings for individuals, families, and institutions.

Prior to Deutsche Bank’s acquisition of Scudder Kemper Investments in 2001, Kurt was the Chief Operating Officer for Scudder Private Investment Counsel, an $18 billion asset management division that catered to family offices, wealthy individuals and non-profit institutions.

Kurt received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and M.B.A. from DePaul University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of YPO, Vistage, and Business Executives for National Security.

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Robert C. Smith

Partner

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 was recently appointed to Chair the JobsOhio Board by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. He has 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 Encova Insurance, Ohio Northern University, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Team NEO. 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, the Ohio Oil & Gas Commission, the Port of Cleveland and Chair of the Ohio Broadcast Educational Media Commission.

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