Robert Platek is the Global Head of Credit and Portfolio Manager of the MSD Credit Opportunity Funds, Private Credit Opportunity Funds, Real Estate Credit Opportunity Funds, Special Investments Funds, and MSD Investment Corp. and a Partner of MSD. He joined MSD in January 2002 as Co-Manager of the Special Opportunities Portfolio. Prior to that, he was the Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager for the Proprietary Group of Paine Webber, the High Yield Trading Group at Citicorp Securities, Chase Securities and The Printon Kane Group. He began his career as a financial analyst of Chase Manhattan Bank’s Debt Restructuring Group and Financial Audit Group after successfully completing the Chase Manhattan Bank’s Executive Credit Training Program.
Robert and his wife Laurie are active supporters of The Rutgers Business School as well as the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center. Their philanthropic endeavors provide meaningful support to many nonprofit organizations, especially those who serve the mission of gender-based violence and underserved communities in the greater New York area and internationally. These include Elevate New York, Thistle Farms, Differenza Donna, Rye Arts Center Head Start Program, Don Bosco Community Center, Global PEHT Corp., Brightstar Community and Argrow’s House.
Robert received a B.S. degree from Rutgers Business School in 1986.