Robert Hicks is a Founder and Managing Partner of Fremantle Capital.
Prior to co-founding Fremantle Capital, Robert spent nine years as a partner and president of Capstar Partners, an investment firm started by his father, Steve Hicks. At Capstar Partners, Robert served on the boards and ultimately as the shareholder representative in the sale of the following portfolio companies: DMX, Inc.—sold to Mood Media (TSX: MM) in 2012 for $87 million—Harden Healthcare’s home health and hospice business—sold to Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ: GTIV) in 2013 for $408 million—CPO Commerce—sold to United Stationers (NASDAQ: USTR) in 2014 for $42 million—and Harden Healthcare’s long-term care business—sold to Senior Care Centers in 2015 for $45 million. Robert also managed the development and eventual sale of Capstar’s real estate assets, including residential developments in Big Sky, Montana, and St. Barth’s, West Indies.
Before joining Capstar Partners, Robert co-founded and ran the finance department for CPO Commerce, an e-commerce company partnering with manufacturers to sell pre-owned consumer products. Before that, Robert served as Director of Business Development and Analysis for CLICK Radio, a start-up venture providing digital music services. Robert began his career as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS) in New York.
Robert currently serves on the Board of Directors of Elite Dental Partners, Fox Services, and Signal360.
Robert earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. Robert has been a member of the Austin Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization since 2009. In 2011, he was appointed to the Texas Emerging Technology Fund Advisory Committee by Governor Rick Perry. Robert lives in Austin with his wife and three children.