Bob has over 20 years of merger and acquisition and strategic planning experience. Bob is owner of Cedar Hill Advisors, a financial advisory firm that specializes in providing strategic advice and valuations regarding mergers, acquisitions and strategic planning for the financial service industry. Cedar Hill has been involved in over 20 insurance agency M&A advisory transactions. Bob was SVP of the Corporate Planning Department and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Summit Bancorp. Summit had approximately $45 billion in assets; Bob assisted in completing over 30 acquisitions, contributing over $15 billion in assets. While at Summit, he assisted in the successful completion of six insurance agency acquisitions, which formed one of the largest bank-owned insurance agencies, with over $60 million in commission income. Bob earned an MBA at LaSalle University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.