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James Robb Birle

James Robb Birle, American investor. former trustee Villanova University, since 2005.

Background

  • Birle, James Robb was born on January 25, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John George and Mildred C. (Donnelly) Birle.

  • Education

    • Business Systems Modernization-Energy, Villanova University, 1958.

    Career

    • With General Electric Company, San Jose, California, 1958, general manager nuclear energy business, 1969-1977, vice president, general manager far east business division New York City, 1977-1981, vice president, general manager air condition division Louisville, 1981-1982, senior vice president, group executive construction and engineering services group Westport, Conn, 1982-1985, senior vice president corporation trading operations New York City, 1985-1988. Partner The Blackstone Group, 1988-1994. Co-chairman, Chief Executive Officer Collins & Aikman Group, 1988-1994.

      Chairman Resolute Partners, LLC, Village of Golf, Florida, since 1994. Non-executive chairman Massachusetts Mutual Finance Services Company, since 2005. Board directors Massachusetts Mutual Finance Services corporation since 1992, chairman board Mass Mutual Finance Group.

      Former member Transparency International.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Former trustee Villanova University, since 2005.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, golf, reading, sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Margaret McDaniels, January 28, 1961. Children– James Robb, Junior, Anne Margaret, Alexandra Lea, John George II.
    • father: John George Birle
    • mother: Mildred C. (Donnelly) Birle
    • spouse: Mary Margaret McDaniels
    • children: James Robb Birle
    • Junior Birle
    • Anne Margaret Birle
    • Alexandra Lea Birle
    • John George II Birle
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    Nationality
    • 1958
      Villanova University
    • 1958
      With General Electric Company
      San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 1988 - 1994
      partner, The Blackstone Group
    • 1994
      chairman, Resolute Partners
      Florida, United States
    • 2005
      non-executive chairman, Massachusetts Mutual Finance Services Company
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