Rob Pharr is a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Large-Cap Core Equity strategy. Rob has over a quarter-century of experience in the investment management industry and has served in various capacities at major investment firms. In 1988, he co-founded Eastover Capital Management, Inc., a registered equity and fixed-income investment advisory firm where he was responsible for all of the investment decisions made for clients’ portfolios, as well as directing the day-to-day operations of the firm. In 1995, Rob founded Providence Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm that is the predecessor to WestEnd Advisors. He was the President of the firm until 2003 when Providence Capital Management changed its name to WestEnd Advisors. Rob is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.