Robert M. DeBolt

Chief Investment Officer

Private Equity


Bob DeBolt is the chief investment officer in Mesirow Financial’s Private Equity group. He leads the investment due diligence team and is responsible for the screening, selection and monitoring of the group’s investments, including primary partnership commitments, secondary investments and co-investments. He is a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2004, Bob was a principal with Adams Street Partners, where he was involved in all aspects of the private equity investment process.

Bob participates on the limited partner advisory committees for a number of buyout and venture capital partnerships and is a member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association.

Bob earned a BA, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.