Robert B. Thompson

Former Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

Robert B. Thompson

Robert B. Thompson

Former Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

Biography

Bob Thompson

Retired Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Walnut Creek, California

Education

AB, Stanford University, 1971
MBA, Stanford University, 1977

Professional Work

Chief Financial Officer, Pacific States Aviation, 2015–Present
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Dodge and Cox, 1992–2015
Beddow and Thompson Investment Managers, 1990–1992
Drexel Burnham Lambert, 1984–1990
Lehman Brothers, 1981–1984
Salomon Brothers, 1977–1981
United States Navy, Active Duty, 1971–1975

Volunteer Activities

Member, Orinda Senior Village, Board of Directors, 2015–Present
Member, Orinda Historical Society, Board of Directors and Treasurer, 2015–Present
Member, Investment Committee, Episcopal Diocese of California, 2014–Present
Member, Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, Board of Directors and Treasurer, 2016–Present

Mills College Volunteer Activities

Trustee, Mills College Board of Trustees, 2015–Present

Overview
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Number of Boards

7

Number of Awards

1

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President at Mills College

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Director of Graduate Studies at Mills College

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Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Vice President & Client Portfolio Manager at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Senior Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

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Member, Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University - College of Education

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at United Way of the Bay Area

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Education
M.B.A.
Class of 1977

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Class of 1971

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Memberships
President

CFA Society San Francisco (CFASF) leads the investment profession by promoting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence through education and fellowship. CFASF is part of an unusual association management universe that does not function within a traditional chapter/parent framework. Instead, the Society is an independent California-incorporated 501c(6) non-profit association, which affords it a level of autonomy within the CFA Institute community.

Career History
Vice President & Portfolio Manager
1992 - 2015

Dodge & Cox employs in-house, fundamental bottom-up research, a rigorous valuation discipline, and maintains a long-term investment horizon. Their investment decisions are made by a team of seasoned investment professionals. The firm’s approach stresses an evaluation of risk relative to opportunity and they seek investments that they believe are undervalued by the market.

Service Member
Prior

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is larger than the next 13 largest navies combined in terms of battle fleet tonnage, according to one estimate. The U.S. Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 10 in service, one under construction (two planned), and two in reserve. The service has 317,054 personnel on active duty and 109,671 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 283 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft.

Boards & Committees
Member, Investment Committee
1992 - 2015

Dodge & Cox employs in-house, fundamental bottom-up research, a rigorous valuation discipline, and maintains a long-term investment horizon. Their investment decisions are made by a team of seasoned investment professionals. The firm’s approach stresses an evaluation of risk relative to opportunity and they seek investments that they believe are undervalued by the market.

Vice President & Secretary
Current
Trustee
Tenure Unconfirmed

TO TRANSFORM RESEARCH INTO EARLY LEARNING EXPERIENCES THAT INSPIRE CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2018

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley operates as a non-profit organization, that provides the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve community.The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Allentown, PA.

$1,500 - $2,499
2016

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley operates as a non-profit organization, that provides the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve community.The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Allentown, PA.

$1,000 - $10K
2015

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley operates as a non-profit organization, that provides the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve community.The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Allentown, PA.

Political Donations
$10
2008

NO on 8-Equality for All campaign is a large and diverse coalition of civil rights, faith, choice, labor and community of color organizations working to stop and defeat any ballot measure that would deny same-sex couples the right to marry in California.

$1,000
2008

President & Chief Executive Officer at THAP! Corp.

$1,000
2000

Former Senator from the 5th District at California State Senate

Investments
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Dodge & Cox employs in-house, fundamental bottom-up research, a rigorous valuation discipline, and maintains a long-term investment horizon. Their investment decisions are made by a team of seasoned investment professionals. The firm’s approach stresses an evaluation of risk relative to opportunity and they seek investments that they believe are undervalued by the market.

Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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