Robert L. Jenkins
Rob joined Pouschine Cook as a Principal in 1999. He was previously a senior vice president at S.N. Phelps & Co., a private investment management and merchant banking firm based in Greenwich, CT. Rob was also a principal at Head & Company LLC, a private equity firm specializing in the insurance industry, where he worked for eight years. Rob began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick and was a senior auditor in its financial services group in New York City.
Currently, Rob serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Southern Dental Alliance, a dental support organization in the Southeastern US providing non-clinical business and administrative services to its affiliated dental practices specializing in pediatric dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and oral surgery, with 39 locations under eight distinct regional brands. Rob is also a Board observer for SDI, a provider of outsourced services to optimize the MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) supply chain for manufacturers across a range of industries. Prior to the sale of each company, Rob was a director of Drilltec Technologies Corporation (a manufacturer of OCTG thread protectors and protective transportation systems) and Doe & Ingalls (a specialty chemicals distribution and supply chain company), and was a Board observer for Golden State Dermatology (a provider of practice management services for dermatology providers). Rob was also a Board member of Talalay Global, a Connecticut-based manufacturer of premium latex rubber mattress cores, pillow buns and finished beds.
Rob has worked extensively with founder and family-owned businesses to transition them to larger scale enterprises with particular emphasis on best practice implementation across a broad spectrum of disciplines: governance, strategic planning, human capital development, operational improvements, information systems upgrades, and financial oversight and guidance. Rob works closely with management to provide companies the operational enhancements, capital and active guidance at the Board level that is needed to achieve higher growth and profitability.
Rob graduated from Middlebury College cum laude with a degree in Mathematics & Computer Science and from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.