Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
James C. RobinsonBio
Jim founded Robinson Capital Management, LLC in 2012 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment 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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Charles J. Thomas, IIIBio
Charles serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Robinson Capital Management, LLC. Charles oversees all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day operations and oversees financial, legal, regulatory and compliance activities.
Prior to joining Robinson Capital, Charles worked as a Relationship Manager at Telemus Capital Partners, LLC, where he provided guidance with regard to investment management to individual and institutional clients.
Earlier in his career, Charles was an attorney at Bodman PLC and Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., both Michigan-based law firms.
Charles earned a B.A. degree, from Albion College, and a J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law. Charles is actively involved with the Edmund T. Ahee Endowment, Operation Give Foundation, Gift of Life Michigan and other charitable organizations. He is a licensed attorney and member of the Michigan State Bar.
Director of Closed-End Fund Research & Trader
Jonathan P. BrowneBio
Jon serves as a member of the investment management team at Robinson Capital. He is responsible for overseeing the continued growth and advancement of the firm’s closed-end fund research and trading efforts, which includes managing Robinson Capital’s proprietary closed-end fund 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.
Trader & Investment Analyst
Jeff has 10 years in the financial services industry and is responsible for trading, research and fund operations.
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.
Jeff graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Management Information Systems. Jeff also holds an Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation from the College for Financial Planning.
Barbara Cunningham has 7 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
Business Development Associate
With more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Ms. Zawinsky assists in the business development and marketing initiatives of Robinson Capital. Previously, Rachelle was responsible for business development and marketing at Telemus Capital. In that role, she promoted client referral strategies and leveraged well-defined local professional networks.
Prior to joining Telemus, she was part of a wealth management team at UBS Financial Services where she assisted in managing more than $450 million in assets. Rachelle currently attends the University of Michigan, Dearborn where she is completing her BBA in digital marketing. She is a committee member of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.