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Robert J. Gaskin, CIMA®

Managing Principal
Senior Financial Advisor, RJFS

Bob serves as the Managing Principal and Branch Office Manager of Gaskin Asset Management. He spends the majority of his time working closely with our clients to assist them in establishing and managing financial strategies which are consistent with their short-term needs and long-term goals, while also remaining within their risk tolerance parameters. Additionally, he is responsible for the oversight of our team’s compliance with industry and firm rules and regulations.

Bob attended North Carolina State University on an ROTC scholarship graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He earned a B.S. in Agriculture Business Management with a concentration in Economics. Later in his career, he completed the Master of Wealth and Trust Management at Gardner-Webb University. He also completed the IMCA: Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He holds the following licenses & Registrations: Series 7 – General Securities Registered Representative; Series 8 – General Securities Sales Supervisor; Series 65 – Investment Advisor Representative; Series 31 – Futures Managed Funds and Insurance – Life, Accident & Health – NC, AL, FL.

Bob’s background in the financial services industry began in 1994 at PaineWebber, Inc. Prior to entering the financial services industry, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. As part of the U.S. Army’s 18th Airborne Corps Rapid Deployment Force, he served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a helicopter maintenance test pilot earning the Air Medal. In addition to his Aviation wings, he also earned Airborne and Air Assault wings. Bob’s military aviation experience serves our team well as his approach to risk management is influenced from years of evaluating risk during oftentimes challenging situations.

Bob is married to his high school sweetheart (Donna) and through his three daughters (Ivey, Caroline, and Emily) his family seems to grow with each year. Ivey works with Bob at Gaskin Asset Management and is married to son-in-law, Brett. Ivey and Brett have two boys (Eli and Graham). Bob’s middle daughter (Caroline) works locally as a school teacher and is married to son-in-law, Julio. Emily is finishing her MBA at Appalachian State University. Bob has served on several charity boards including the Charlotte Rescue Mission and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, UNC-CH. He is active in his church and teaches a young adult class on Sunday mornings. Bob is currently a member of the Wake Forest Center for Private Business and participates in a peer-to-peer leadership forum with other local business owners.   Bob is an avid reader and writer and is currently working on industry related books on his own and with teammate, Ivey.

Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks “CIMA®“, “CPWA®“, “Certified Investment Management Analyst®“, and “Certified Private Wealth Advisor®“. Use signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for certification.