Bob Pennell

Bob Pennell

Robert ‘Bob’ Pennell

Founding Partner and Emeritus

Bob is a founding Shareholder and Board member with Viridian. He brings a fresh and independent view to the management of investments. He is constantly working to develop ways to enhance portfolio returns in a very dynamic and volatile environment.

Bob graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Business, where he earned an MBA.

Before joining ABFS, Bob founded Harvard Financial Advisors and provided financial advice to clients for 10 years. Prior to that he was the Manager of Capital Projects for Cameron Iron Works, a management consultant with MAC, the CFO with Optron, the CEO with Beta Engine Systems and was with Weyerhaeuser’s New Business Ventures Group.

Bob is a Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a fighter pilot and an advanced fighter pilot instructor.

Over the years he has served on the boards of several organizations including the Snow Leopard Trust, Friends of Youth, University Prep, and the Harvard Business School Alumni Club. In his free time, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, and enjoying the great Northwest while skiing, hiking, playing golf, and reading.