Robert A. Wagner, a FOCUS Managing Director in Los Angeles, California, has more than 30 years experience leading the strategic growth and development efforts at major manufacturing, technology and energy companies. As both an investment banker and senior executive, he has been directly involved in more than 100 successful acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures with a value well in excess of $2 billion.
Mr. Wagner has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, acquisition integration and operations management. He successfully built and managed M&A and Corporate Developments at several large, publicly traded companies over his career. Mr. Wagner has completed projects in both Europe and Asia and has a wealth of international experience.
Prior to joining FOCUS, he founded Wagner & Associates, LLC, a corporate development advisory firm that specialized in buy-side support for the middle-market. He later served as Managing Director at Janas Associates, a boutique investment banking firm in Pasadena, CA.
Before embarking on his career as an investment banker, Mr. Wagner served as Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Leggett & Platt, a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturer of engineered components and products. While at Leggett & Platt, his M&A team completed ninety-five acquisitions and eight divestitures adding over $1.5 billion in revenues.
Previously, Mr. Wagner worked for Graco Inc., an S&P mid-cap manufacturer of fluid handling systems and equipment. He joined Graco as Vice President of Corporate Development and later served as Vice President and Treasurer. He also lived in Yokohama, Japan for three years working as Vice President, Asia Pacific and President of Graco Japan.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wagner worked for Texas Instruments as Vice President Corporate Development and Diamond Shamrock International Petroleum as Vice President Development & Planning. He started his career at Booz & Co. working in its Acquisition Services Group.
An honors graduate, Mr. Wagner received a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Finance and Econometrics from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Robert A. Wagner
445 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071