Robert P. van Brugge

Chairman and CEO, SCB LLC
Robert van Brugge is the Chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein, LLC, a position he assumed in December 2011. Prior to that, he served as SCB’s Global Director of Research. Van Brugge was formerly a senior research analyst, for which he was recognized in Institutional Investor’s All-America Research team for beverages. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, he was an associate principal with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on corporate finance and the consumer goods sector for 6 years, and before graduate school he served as a commercial lender with First Colonial Bankshares Corp. Van Brugge earned a BA with Honors in political science and economics from Roosevelt University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as a Palmer Scholar.