logo logo

James Robb Birle

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


  • 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.


    • 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.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Former trustee Villanova University, since 2005.



    Tennis, golf, reading, sailing.


    • 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
    See on larger map
    • 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
    • show more ...