Robert Polak is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Anchor Bolt Capital, a hedge fund focused on industrial, transportation, and energy companies. He started his career as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers before earning his MBA at Columbia Business School. After graduation, he decided he prefers a job in the more entrepreneurial hedge fund industry. Polak was working as a Portfolio Manager for Copper Arch Capital when Citadel recruited him for the newly created role of industrials sector head. He stayed at Citadel for five years.