Robert Flanagan is president of Clark Enterprises Inc. (CEI), a privately held corporation with diverse assets in real estate, private equity, and financial markets. Since 1989, Flanagan has spearheaded the expansion of CEI, successfully launching CNF Investments, the private equity division of CEI that focuses on life sciences, oil and gas, and technology investing. In March 2018 he joined the Board of Directors of W. P. Carey Inc., and also serves on the boards of Eagle Oil & Gas Co., Brown Advisory, Svelte Medical Systems, and Vascular Therapies. He is a trustee of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and is a board member of Team Rubicon.
Flanagan received a B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University, an MST from the American University School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Washington, D.C. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Liz. They have four grown children.