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Bob is a Partner and Market Leader in the Cleveland office and the firm’s Ohio Market Leader. He serves on the firm’s Leadership Team. Bob has more than forty years of experience in investing, finance, accounting, and business management.


Bob joined Cerity Partners in October 2016 when Cerity Partners merged with Spero-Smith Investment Advisers. Previously, Bob was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spero-Smith. Bob joined in 1993 as President, Chief Investment Officer, and co-owner with Founder, Karen Spero.

Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Partner & Market Leader

Cerity Partners

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