Robert (Bob) Ollwerther '78

Bob is the Chief Operating Officer of Avenue Capital Group. Prior to joining Avenue in 2008, he was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch where he held a variety of positions, including Chief Operating Officer for the Hedge Fund Development and Management Group; Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Chief Financial Officer for Latin America and Canada; Chief Financial Officer for Global Equities; and Head of International and Institutional Internal Audit. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was on the audit staff of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Bob is a member of the Fairfield Trustees Advisory Council. Bob has mentored and hired a number of Fairfield students over the years. Bob graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield and has an M.B.A. from New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bob's wife Beth is a Fairfield graduate. He has two children. Cate is a graduate of Northwestern University and Jonathan is a member of the Fairfield class of 2010. His brother, Ken, and his brother-in-law, Ted Murphy, are also Fairfield grads.