Clifton S. Robbins

Clifton S. RobbinsMBA ’84
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MBA ’84
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Harbour Group

Cliff Robbins is the founder and chief executive officer of Blue Harbour Group, LP. The firm’s investment strategy is to employ active ownership strategies in the public markets as it serves as a lead minority stockholder in public companies, working in collaboration with company managements and boards to build and unlock shareholder value. Cliff has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management business. Prior to forming Blue Harbour, Cliff had been a managing member of General Atlantic Partners, LLC, a global private equity firm from 2000 through August 2004. Prior to that, Cliff had been a general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., where he worked from 1987 until 2000. Cliff began his career in the mergers and acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Co. He graduated with an AB from Harvard College and received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Cliff has served on the boards of directors of more than 15 public and private companies. He is a member of the boards of overseers and managers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and currently chairs its Funding and Finance Committee.

Last Updated 29 Dec 2018