Robert W. Sharps, CFA

Rob Sharps is the chief executive officer and president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and chair of the company's Executive, Management, and Management Compensation and Development Committees. He was the lead portfolio manager of the Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy from 2001 to 2016. In 2016, Mr. Sharps stepped down from portfolio management to assume an investment leadership position as co-head of Global Equity, at which time he joined the Management Committee. He was head of Investments and group chief investment officer from 2017 to 2021. In February 2021, Mr. Sharps became president of Price Group and then chief executive officer in January 2022.

He serves on the firm’s Management Committee, International Steering Committee, Equity Steering Committee, Fixed Income Steering Committee, Asset Allocation Committee, and Product Strategy Committee. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Mr. Sharps has 21 years of investment experience, 19 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. For the last 15 years, he was the lead portfolio manager for the Institutional Large-Cap Equity Growth Strategy, until December 2016. During his portfolio management tenure, T. Rowe Price was twice named Large-Cap Growth Equity Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor magazine. He joined the firm in 1997 as an analyst specializing in financial services stocks, including banks, asset managers, and securities brokers. He came to T. Rowe Price after an internship as an equity research analyst at Wellington Management. Mr. Sharps began his career in 1993 at KPMG Peat Marwick, where he was a senior management consultant focusing on corporate transactions before leaving in 1995 to pursue his M.B.A.

Mr. Sharps earned a B.S., summa cum laude, in accounting from Towson University and his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.