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Robert Epner - Bio

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Robert Epner is the founder and President of Robert Epner & Associates LLC and has more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry.  After a series of accomplishments in senior positions around the world, Robert founded RE&A as a broader platform to continue his mission to help financial firms grow and dramatically improve operations

In consulting, Robert has successfully completed engagements in areas ranging from new market entry to operational excellence to organizational design.  Clients have been primarily in the financial services industry but also include the e-commerce and non-profit sectors. 


Robert's industry experience includes multiple leadership positions at leading global blue chip companies.  At ING he most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for ING Investment Management in New York. From 2002 to 2008, he was based at ING's Asia/Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong where he held the positions of Chief of Staff and Regional Chief Operating Officer,where he was responsible for regional office staff and operations covering 12 countries, 25 insurance and asset management businesses, and over 10,000 employees.


Before moving to Hong Kong, Robert played a key leadership role in ING's $7.7 billion acquisition of Aetna Financial.  The deal included businesses in the United States, Asia, and Latin America.  He subsequently led the successful Integration Team with joint venture partner Sul America, the largest insurance company in Brazil.


Prior to joining ING, Robert held senior positions at MetLife in both its New York and Hong Kong offices; marketing positions at GE Major Appliance; and an early stint at the boutique strategy consulting firm the Michael Allen Company.


Robert holds an M.B.A. in finance from New York University and a B.S. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School.




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