About Us

Robert Bastone

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Compliance Officer

Robert Bastone

As Chief Operating Officer for Spruce Private Investors, Robert is responsible for building and maintaining Spruce’s robust operational platform. Drawing on his extensive years of experience from such recognized firms as Tiger Management and Ziff Brothers Investments, Robert is elevating Spruce’s corporate structure and daily operational platform to ensure clients’ expectations are exceeded each and every day.

Working closely with our external vendors, Robert’s goal is to ensure the client experience is informative, transparent and provides everything they need to make informed decisions. Robert oversees the daily management and monthly oversight of all performance metrics with a focus on accuracy and clarity.

Robert is also the Chief Compliance Officer of Spruce, a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In this role Robert ensures that Spruce and all its fund entities are compliant with all regulatory oversight including reporting requirements and best practice applications. In order to mitigate client concerns regarding government and market regulations, Robert’s ongoing vision is to create a best-of-breed application that not only meets but exceeds industry standards.

Robert brings with him over 20 years of diverse experience in investment management including Director of Operations at Tiger Management, Director of Trading Operations at Ziff Brothers Investments, Head of Trading Operations at Moon Capital Management and most recently Chief Operating Officer at Epeius Asset Management. In addition to his considerable experience across all markets and asset classes, Robert has worked extensively with high net worth families and as such understands their ongoing investment challenges.

In conjunction with the operational activities, Robert is responsible for all functions in Spruce’s corporate structure including administrative, accounting and finance, and external relationships such as fund administration, tax and audit, legal, custody, trade execution relationships and all other vendors contributing to the Spruce platform.

Robert received his M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix as well as a BS in Business Administration from Concordia College in Bronxville, New York graduating Magna Cum Laude.