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.
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.
Portfolio Manager, Director of Research
Jonathan P. BrowneBio
Jon serves as a Portfolio Manager and member of the investment management team at Robinson Capital. He jointly oversees the day-to-day management of the Robinson Funds, including its investment strategies and processes, risk management, regulatory compliance, asset allocation modeling, external manager due diligence and selection, and trading. He is also responsible for overseeing the continued growth and advancement of the firm’s CEF and SPAC research efforts, which includes managing Robinson Capital’s proprietary valuation systems.
Prior to joining Robinson Capital Management, Jon worked as an Associate Portfolio Manager for Federated Investors, Inc. In that role, he helped manage several income focused, multi-asset class portfolios and SMA portfolios. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, Jon also served as a Research Analyst, providing fundamental equity research across various industries.
Previously, Jon worked for three years as a Senior Consultant at FactSet Research Systems Inc., where he developed proprietary models and streamlined investment processes for institutional investors, such as hedge fund managers, plan sponsors, and private wealth advisors.
Jon holds both a B.S. and MBA in Finance and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.
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
Chip is a Sales Director at Robinson Capital. Chip is responsible for leading the sales team in the overall distribution of Robinson’s strategies. Chip has 20+ years sales experience as a leader within the investment industry working with Institutions, RIAs, endowments and Broker Dealers. Prior to Robinson, Chip was a Sales Director at a number of different boutique and institutional asset management firms, including but not limited to HRC Fund Sales, Invesco and Neuberger Berman.
Chip is actively involved with the Grosse Pointe Farms-City Baseball and Little Caesars Baseball Travel teams.
Chip graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
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.