Robert A. Langley, Managing Partner
Prior to founding Align Capital Partners, Rob Langley spent six years at The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm with more than $4 billion of capital under management, where he participated in 16 acquisitions and sale transactions totaling $1.1 billion of value for Riverside’s Capital Appreciation Fund (RCAF). Rob joined Riverside in 2010 and his strong performance at the firm earned him a series of promotions, culminating in his rise to Principal in January 2014 and head of the Specialty, Manufacturing and Distribution practice for the firm globally in 2015. During his tenure at Riverside, Rob helped lead investments in five platform companies representing more than $700 million of enterprise value. Rob is known for his creative approach to problem solving, constant focus on continuous improvement, competitive drive to make the most of any situation, and strong relationship building skills.
Prior to Riverside, Rob worked in the buyouts group of private equity firm American Capital Strategies, and prior to that obtained early mergers and acquisitions experience at the Breckenridge Group, an Atlanta based boutique M&A advisory firm. He holds a BA in Business Administration, cum laude, from Furman University where he was captain of the golf team, a two-time All-Southern Conference selection and a two-time National Golf Coaches Association Academic All-American. He has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he was co-valedictorian of his class.
Outside of work, Rob stays busy chasing his three young kids and chocolate lab around with his wife, Lauren. He still loves to get out on the golf course but spends more time in the woods and sand traps than he cares to admit.