Robert P. Morgan

Managing Director

Robert P. Morgan is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director for 50 South Capital, with management responsibility and oversight for the entire group. He had previously been Director of Private Equity, a position he held since co-founding the Private Equity funds group, and an area in which he remains heavily involved. Bob is a member of the 50 South Capital Giving Council as well as the 50 South Capital Diversity Council.

Prior to joining 50 South Capital, he worked as a Director at Frye-Louis Capital Advisors, LLC (FLCA), a Chicago-based private equity investment manager, and was responsible for all of the operations of FLCA, including the management of a private equity fund-of-funds. Prior to joining FLCA, he worked for Heller Financial, Inc., a middle-market commercial finance company which was later acquired by General Electric. Bob was a Senior Vice President at Heller and was responsible for its private equity programs. Within Heller, he held several roles, including positions in the Corporate Finance Group, Corporate Credit and Heller Equity Capital Corporation, Heller’s captive private equity fund. He has invested in over 100 private equity funds covering the buyout, venture capital, structured high yield, real estate and international markets. While at Heller, he also oversaw a direct equity co-investment program which totaled approximately 20 investments. Prior to attending business school, he worked for a commercial bank in North Carolina.

Education & Associations

Bob received his B.A. in economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Emory University. He is a board member for the Illinois Venture Capital Association and several fund advisory boards.


Bob grew up in West Virginia, lived in the Southeast, and moved to Chicago over 20 years ago. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, and cheering on his Demon Deacons.




Hedge Funds
Private Equity