Mr. Sigler, the founder and CEO of the Global Trust Group (GTG) holding company including Global Key Advisors (Registered Investment Advisor), Global Trust Ventures and the Global Trust Group Alternative Investment Board, has over 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, investment banking, mergers, acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, entrepreneurship, and venture strategy and management. He owns and has co-founded numerous businesses in regulated and diverse industries and held a variety of domestic and international privileged licenses in gaming, government security and financial securities. Robert is a graduate from the Harvard School of business with collateral studies at the Kennedy School of Government and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a 4.0 Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma scholar at the University of Alabama’s Manderson school of Business and Culverhouse School of Accountancy.
Prior to the development of his GTG portfolio of private companies, Robert served as a senior international equities analyst at S.C. Bernstein in New York City where he built an equity research platform for the global automotive industry and served as the lead international automotive equity research analyst covering Europe, Asia, and South America. His work included extensive research, analysis, and published reporting on the global markets, including determinants of market share, economic trends affecting supply and demand, serially correlative variables in earnings revisions, and strategic drivers and trends in mergers and acquisitions. Robert developed the first comprehensive “Zero Sum” global supply and demand model for the industry, which served as the basis for his ground-up multivariate earnings models. Robert also served as an investment-banking analyst for Credit Suisse First Boston where he focused on a wide range of domestic and international transactions as a member of the New York office M&A Generalist Group. His work included mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic proposals in health care, pharmaceuticals, technology, oil and gas, waste management, technology, and construction with assignments in Asia, South America, and Europe. He has co-published in the area of corporate governance with industry expert Robert Stobaugh, faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Business.