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Charles M. Robins is a managing director of Fairmount Partners. Mr. Robins focuses on serving emerging-growth companies with strategic and financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and private financing services in technology-related sectors including software and telecommunications. As Fairmount’s senior technology expert, Mr. Robins has more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive, strategic consultant, and investment banker. Previously, he was Managing Director, co-head of Corporate Finance, and led the U.S. technology practice for Investec Inc., an international public diversified financial services company. Mr. Robins also was a member of Investec’s commitment and management committees. Prior to Investec, he was a principal with PMG Capital where he was head of Technology Research and the Technology Investment Banking practice.
Prior to becoming an investment banker, Mr. Robins was an executive at Safeguard Scientifics, a high-technology investment firm, and co-founder of Rabbit Software Corporation, a publicly traded pioneer that developed and marketed communications products for enterprise networks. He also served as president of Atlantix Corporation, a Perot Investment Group company, and managed advanced technology development for Shared Medical Systems and SEI Corporation. Mr. Robins also was co-founder of Multiple Funding Pension Inc., a developer of financial analysis software.
Mr. Robins has served on numerous public and private Boards of Directors, including the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), where he also serves as lead judge of that organization’s annual Enterprise Awards and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, where he serves as Vice Chairman.
Mr. Robins was a Ph.D. research fellow at New York University where he also earned master's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College and is an honorary member of Sigma Xi and Pi Mu Epsilon. Mr. Robins has lectured in Computer Science and Mathematics at the college level and authored a number of articles as well as published a book on computer software.