Rob Wallace

Rob Wallace

Formal First Name
Robert (Rob)

Rob Wallace is the Chief Executive Officer of Stanford Management Company. A skilled investor and senior manager, he has proven expertise in global investment management as well as a deep understanding of universities and the importance of endowment management to support higher education. Prior to SMC, Wallace was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Alta Advisers, where he oversaw a global, multi-asset-class investment program. He has also worked at the Yale Investments Office, which manages the Yale University Endowment.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Before his career in investment management, Wallace danced professionally for 16 years as a leading dancer with American Ballet Theatre, the Boston Ballet, and the Washington Ballet. 
  • He is a Trustee of the English National Ballet and a Governor of the Royal Ballet School.
  • He serves on the investment committee of Cambridge University.