Robert E. Long, CFA

Robert Long was Chair and CEO of Ariba Asset Management prior to the merger in June of 2012. Bob was principal and former president of Potomac Asset Management Inc., an investment advisory firm, which was sold in 1995. Mr. Long is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the professional designation of the CFA Institute, and past President CFA Society of Washington, D.C. He has been a principal, officer, and director of two New York Stock Exchange member firms, Johnston, Lemon & Company Inc. and Ferris Baker Watts Inc. At Johnston, Lemon & Company Inc. he also served as Secretary of Washington Mutual Investor Fund, one of the nation's largest mutual funds.

Active in working with corporate managements, he is Chair of Emerald City Radio Partners, former Chair and CEO of Southern Star Broadcasting Inc., and past President of Business News Network Inc. He has served as a director of several public and private corporations.