Posted on 01/08/2020
Robby Klaber
Robby Klaber

Robert "Robby" Klaber has been elected to serve on the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors.

Robby has always been physically active. He biked 3,000 miles from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA to raise awareness and money for Habitat for Humanity, ran the Miami Marathon in 2012, and ran the San Francisco Half Marathon in 2013.

Robby had a sudden cardiac arrest while running in the 2014 Chicago Marathon. His cardiac arrest was the first indication he had a congenital heart condition. He is the beneficiary of “ordinary” people, Hannah Daniels and Makenzie O'Bryan, who stopped running their own races to perform CPR. After undergoing corrective surgery, Robert has made a full recovery and remains active today. 

He is a portfolio manager at Parnassus Investments, a $30B socially responsible investment firm in San Francisco. In 2015, Robby was selected to the Forbes “30 Under 30” in Finance as one of the top rising stars in the industry. Prior to Parnassus, Robby worked at Neuberger Berman.

Robby graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown University, where he received the Joslin Award for outstanding leadership and service to the university. He earned a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge as a Craig Cambridge Scholar and received his MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

He was the founding co-president of the Brown University Club of San Francisco and was selected to serve on the Brown University President’s Advisory Council on the College. He was also a recipient of the 2016 Brown University Young Alumni Service Award. 

"We are honored and excited that Robby Klaber has joined our Board of Directors," said Henry Jampel, MD, chair of the SCAF Board of Directors, who also is an athlete and survivor. "With his personal experience and passion for the cause, along with his financial expertise, we have no doubt he will be a great addition to our team."