Robert S. Basso
Mr. Basso retired from the securities business after nearly 40 years as an acknowledged leader in the financial services industry. He founded BEST Partners LLC, an independent consulting firm in 2007. In his distinguished career, Mr. Basso has been a senior executive with UBS, PaineWebber, Merrill Lynch and Fidelity Investments. Mr. Basso served as President and Chairman of Correspondent Services Corporation (CSC), a UBS subsidiary. When Fidelity Investments acquired CSC in 2003, he became Executive Vice President of its National Financial Services (NFS) unit. Prior to UBS, Mr. Basso established and was responsible for the clearing business at Merrill, Lynch & Co., where he served as President of its subsidiary, Broadcort Capital Corp. (BCC).
Mr. Basso was also a Managing Director of each of the parent companies. He began his Wall Street career with Loeb, Rhoades & Company in 1967. Mr. Basso holds a B.S. degree from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A. from Pace University . He is also a Vietnam veteran and has served and continues to serve as a director/advisor to public and private companies and other charitable organizations. Mr. Basso is married with two sons.