Management Team

Robert C. Wages CFA, CAIA, FRM

Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investments & Post-Acquisition

Chairman of Executive Management Committee
Joined VCBank in March 2017
36 years’ experience

Robert Wages has extensive global experience in sourcing, executing and managing institutional direct private equity investments across multiple industry sectors, spanning the US, Europe, MENA and Asia. Joining VCBank in March 2017 as Head of Post-Acquisition, he took on an additional role as Head of Investments in July 2019, and was appointed Acting CEO in April 2020. Prior to this, Robert was Managing Director of US-based Gazelle Capital Investors, a consulting firm advising family investment offices. Before this, he was Head of Private Equity with Emirates International Investment Company, the proprietary investment arm of National Holding, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Executive Director, Private Equity at the government-owned Abu Dhabi Investment Company (Invest AD). Previously, he spent 17 years with Castle Harlan, a leading New York-based middle market buyout firm, where he rose from an Associate to Managing Director. Robert holds a Master’s degree in Computational Finance & Risk Management from the University of Washington, USA; and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Princeton University, USA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and Financial Risk Manager.