Robert W.  Sharps, CFA

Robert W. Sharps, CFA, Chief Executive Officer and President

  • B.S., Towson University
  • M.B.A. , The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Mr. Sharps has been a director of Price Group since January 2022. He is the chief executive officer and president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and chair of the company's Executive, Management, and Management Compensation and Development Committees. Mr. Sharps has been with T. Rowe Price since 1997, beginning as an analyst specializing in financial services stocks, including banks, asset managers, and securities brokers, in the U.S. Equity Division. He was the lead portfolio manager of the Institutional Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy from 2001 to 2016. In 2016, Mr. Sharps stepped down from portfolio management to assume an investment leadership position as co-head of Global Equity, at which time he joined the Management Committee. He was head of Investments and group chief investment officer from 2017 to 2021. In February 2021, Mr. Sharps became president of Price Group and then chief executive officer in January 2022. Prior to T. Rowe Price, he completed an internship as an equity research analyst at Wellington Management. Mr. Sharps also was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick as a senior management consultant, where he focused on corporate transactions, before leaving to pursue his M.B.A. in 1995.

Mr. Sharps earned a B.S., summa cum laude, in accounting from Towson University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Mr. Sharps currently serves on the Board of the Baltimore Curriculum Project. He previously served on the St. Paul's School Board of Trustees and was chair of the Investment Committee from July 2015 to June 2020. He also spent six years on Towson University's College of Business and Economics Alumni Advisory Board.

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  • Years at T. Rowe Price24
  • Years investment experience24
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