Rob Follows

In founding (in 2003) a leading international Mergers & Acquisitions firm, STS Capital Partners, Rob combined his education, ten years of entrepreneurial leadership and fifteen years of international corporate experience with his passion for helping people live their vision.

STS focuses on helping mid-market entrepreneurs and family business owners on their path from Success to SignificanceTM through Selling to Strategics: transforming business success into personal significance by maximizing value for shareholders in the sale of their businesses to international strategic investors.

Rob is also the founding Chairman of Altruvest Charitable Services, a Canadian charity established in 1994, focused on improving the performance of charitable organizations by providing training and tools to enhance the governance of charitable boards and thereby increasing their capacity to give more to their causes. During an Advanced Leadership program, he received an academic sponsorship to do a PhD at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School; the focus of his thesis was corporate philanthropic strategy.

Rob has held various leadership roles with YPO-WPO (Young Presidents’ Organization – World Presidents’ Organization), including being former Chair of the Global Deal Network and Founding Chair of the Executive Committee of the Social Enterprise Networks. Rob has also been recognized with the Top 40 Under 40 business award for creating 1,000 new jobs in Canada, as well as founding Altruvest.

In his personal life, Rob is an extreme adventurer and has climbed the Seven Summits (including Everest), skied the North and South Poles, completed the 250km Gobi Desert Ultra-Marathon and 110-mile Trans Rockies Challenge. He has also meditated with Tibetan monks in Nepal and Bhutan.