Managing Partner

Tiburon is led by Charles ("Chip") Roame whose personal experience and capabilities exemplify the combination of industry knowledge, consulting skills, research aptitude, & industry experience that serve as the foundation of Tiburon.

Charles ("Chip") Roame
Managing Partner
Tiburon Strategic Advisors

Charles ("Chip") Roame is the Managing Partner of Tiburon Strategic Advisors and a leading strategic consultant to CEOs, other senior executives, & boards of directors in the banking, insurance brokerage, & investments markets. Prior to forming Tiburon in 1998, Mr. Roame served in similar capacities, first as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and later as a business strategist at The Charles Schwab Corporation. Due to the firm's widely shared research, Mr. Roame is quoted daily throughout the media, speaks to industry audiences weekly, and he may be the most frequently demanded board advisor. His particular expertise is that of corporate strategy for larger financial services firms, designing broad multi-faceted strategies and making trade-offs between alternative businesses, products, & markets.

Mr. Roame has responsibility at Tiburon for all of the firm's research and consulting activities which keeps him on the leading-edge of strategic initiatives in the industry's fastest growing businesses - exchange traded funds (ETFs), hedge funds & other alternative investments, financial planning, socially responsible investing, robo advisors, break-away brokers, and the growing fee-based financial advisor (RIA) market. He has also taken a substantial interest in financial services industry venture capital & private equity opportunities and mergers & acquisitions transactions. At Tiburon, Mr. Roame has led over 1,900 client engagements for over 450 corporate clients since 1998.

Mr. Roame has won numerous awards throughout the consulting and financial services industries, including being named one of the power 25 elite by Investment News, one of the 25 most influential individuals in the advisor business by Investment Advisor magazine, & one of the five experts with the answers by Boomer Market Advisor. Tiburon has also been named one of the fastest growing companies by the San Francisco Business Times in multiple years.

Mr. Roame is frequently sought as a board member by Tiburon client company boards. He presently serves as a board member at publicly traded Envestnet (NYSE: ENV), as a board member at the private equity backed parent of Edelman Financial Services (backed by Hellman & Friedman), as a board member at start-up FacetWealth, & as a trustee for the SA mutual funds family, which is sponsored by Loring Ward Group and employs Dimensional Fund Advisors as its sole sub-advisor.

Mr. Roame is a native of Detroit and a graduate of the University of Michigan (MBA) and now lives in Belvedere, CA, less than a mile from the firm's main office. Chip can be reached at CRoame@TiburonAdvisors.Com or 415-789-2541.

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