Bob Amster

Bob Amster

Information Systems Domain Expert, Highland Consumer Fund


As an operations and retails system design expert, Bob will apply his knowledge of information systems to the retail and consumer products distribution industries.

Background
Bob has been involved in systems design and management since 1971 and formerly served as a Senior Manager with the Northeast Retail Consulting Group of Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Bob held systems management positions for large retailers such as Kmart Apparel, Waldenbooks and Caldor. In addition, he has consulted extensively to consumer companies since 1985.

Bob’s hands-on experience encompasses strategic planning, operational reviews, and systems design and implementation. He specializes in needs assessments, hardware and software analyses, selection and implementation, operational procedures and systems integration. His project experience includes numerous engagements in the evaluation, selection and implementation of merchandising, financial, warehouse and store systems. Bob has provided retail and fulfillment perspectives to the advisory boards of several e-commerce and e-retailing service providers.

Education
University of New Haven, B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Interests
Bob is an avid skier. He is a United States Soccer Federation certified referee and officiates at the adult amateur level, and has officiated at the professional level. Bob is involved in his local community as a member and follower of the Kiwanis Club of Stamford. Bob enjoys foreign travel and speaks Spanish, Italian and French.

bamster@hcp.com
+1 (617) 401-4500