Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
James C. RobinsonBio
Jim founded Robinson Capital Management, LLC in 2012 and serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Jim is a veteran investment manager and bond trader with more than three decades of experience. Jim oversees the day-to-day operations and activities, including investment strategies and processes, risk management, regulatory compliance, asset allocation modeling, external manager due diligence and selection, trading, and personnel.
Prior to founding Robinson Capital in 2012, Jim was CEO and CIO of Southfield, MI-based Telemus Capital Partners, LLC (TCP) and its subsidiary Beacon Asset Management, LLC.
Earlier, Jim served for five years as the Chairman and CEO of Birmingham-based Munder Capital Management and President of the Munder Funds, where he was responsible for an investment complex with approximately $38 billion in assets under management.
From 1987 to 1999, Jim served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer-Fixed Income with Munder Capital Management, when fixed income assets under management grew to more than $20 billion from less than $100 million. Jim was the sole architect of the firm’s successful targeted duration fixed income investment process that consistently exceeded client benchmarks during the years he directly managed the department.
Jim’s targeted duration fixed income process was particularly popular with large insurance companies and pension plans seeking to immunize their liabilities (cash outflows) with a duration matched bond portfolio.
Jim holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a BBS in Finance and Economics from Wayne State University.
Chief Investment Officer - Traditional Fixed Income
Gregory A. Prost, CFABio
Greg is the Chief Investment Officer of the Traditional Fixed Income Group at Robinson Capital. Greg has 30 years of experience and oversees the core fixed income operation, including directing fixed income strategy and managing institutional portfolios.
Prior to joining Robinson Capital Management in 2014, Greg was the Chief Investment Officer for Ambassador Capital Management, a fixed-only investment manager in downtown Detroit.
From 1995 to 2000 Greg served as a Senior Portfolio Manager with Munder Capital Management where he was responsible for corporate bond trading, as well as the management of the firm’s main Bond Fund.
Greg holds an MBA from Western Michigan University, as well as a BA in Economics from Kalamazoo College. Greg also is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Detroit.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Talmadge D. GunnBio
Tal is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Robinson Capital. With over 30 years of fixed income management experience, Tal is responsible for managing short-term and long-term institutional portfolios.
Prior to joining Robinson Capital Management, Tal was the Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President for Ambassador Capital Management, a fixed-income only investment manager headquartered in downtown Detroit.
Earlier, Tal served as Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of Tax-Exempt Trading with Munder Capital Management. Tal was responsible for the management of over $3 billion in taxable and tax-exempt fixed income portfolios, and Municipal Bond Funds.
Tal holds an MBA from University of Detroit, as well as a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
John C. StrainerBio
John is a Portfolio Manager at Robinson Capital. John is responsible for managing short-term and long term institutional portfolios. His responsibilities also include managing, research and recommending various fixed income investment vehicles for client investment. In addition, he will provide performance analysis and reporting, cash flow analysis, conduct market research, and create client presentations.
John holds both a B.S. and MBM in Data Analytics and Finance from University of Michigan.
Director of Equity & Derivatives Trading
Jeff has 14 years in the financial services industry and is responsible for equity, derivatives, and fixed income trading. Jeff also provides support with respect to the 40 Act mutual funds and ETF as well as separately managed account operations including but not limited to proxy voting, soft dollar commission management, and compliance.
Prior to joining Robinson Capital Management, Jeff worked for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. as an Associate Financial Consultant. In that role, he was responsible for meeting with clients and prospects, wealth management planning, and presenting solutions based on their individual needs. Before that, he was a Trading Solutions broker where he was responsible for educating Schwab’s most active clients and providing guidance on trading strategies, market mechanics, evaluating risk parameters and performing technical analysis. While at Schwab he held Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 licenses.
Jeff graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Management Information Systems.
Barbara Cunningham has 12 years in the financial services industry and assists the Portfolio Managers with trading and fund operations.
Prior to joining Robinson Capital Management, Barbara worked for Ambassador Capital Management. In that role she was responsible for trade processing, daily reconciliation, monthly and quarterly reporting. Before that she spent over 20 years in business administration working in the environmental and construction industries as an executive assistant and administrator.
Barbara graduated from Central in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Director - Client Relations
Joe Chomiak joined Robinson Capital in 2019 as a Client Service and Marketing Manager.
Prior to joining Robinson, Joe served as a police officer in St. Clair Shores, Michigan for over 22 years after initially starting his law enforcement career in Detroit in 1994. In addition, he served as a trustee on both the City of St. Clair Shores Police & Fire Pension and Health Boards.
Joe attended Central Michigan University before moving on to the Detroit Police Academy.