Robert Boland brings more than 17 years of experience planning, building and managing technology-based businesses to the VestaEdge team. Much of his experience has been in the financial services industry where he has worked to provide innovative trading systems and solutions for the business needs of institutional as well as retail customers, both in the United States and overseas. Before joining VestaEdge, Rob founded and operated Riverview Group, consulting to small and mid-sized technology companies. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO of 121Trade.com, Inc., a firm that developed advanced trading software for companies engaged in business-to-business electronic commerce. The majority of Rob’s experience comes from his twelve years with Fidelity Investments. In his most recent position there, he headed Risk Management for Fidelity’s Retail and Brokerage business lines and served as a member of the firm’s Global Risk Management and Oversight Committee. Prior to that he was CFO for Fidelity’s Retail Electronic Commerce unit that developed and operated the firm’s web site and online trading platforms. Rob helped build Fidelity Capital Markets from a $50M revenue division to a $350M business, first as CFO and later heading its Electronic Trading Group. Rob initially joined Fidelity as a manager in the firm’s Institutional Retirement Operations area. Prior to Fidelity, he spent two years as an analyst with Merrill Lynch & Company and began his career on Wall Street as an economic analyst with Safian Investment Research, Inc.
Rob holds an MBA in Finance and Business Policy and an AB in Economics from the University of Chicago. He continues to serve his alma mater in a variety of volunteer positions, including a seven year term on the Alumni Board of Governors. He also continues to serve his community as a Commissioner and Treasurer of the Dover-Sherborn Youth Baseball and Softball Association.