After receiving his BS Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1964, Bob Buchen spent his next 40 years in the Financial Services Industry. Starting as a retail Broker in Milwaukee, he later moved to Chicago to pursue a career in Institutional Sales covering accounts in the Midwest and Canada. He then spent 2 years as the head of Institutional Sales for a Chicago based brokerage firm responsible for 20 Midwestern states. Bob spent his last last 17 years as the Head of Domestic and International Marketing for Chicago based Driehaus Capital Management, a small cap aggressive growth manager. Bob has traveled extensively in over 60 countries, with business trips focused on ten Europen and Asian countries.
Bob has also been an avid theater-goer throughout his life. His first theatrical experience was seeing the original cast of My Fair Lady in London after paying $0.75 for a standing room only balcony ticket. Business and pleasure have brought him to New York six to seven times a year for the past 35 years, and theatre has always been an important part of the each trip.