Congratulations to Washington and Lee alumnus Robert Balentine, who has received the Metro Atlanta Chamber's 2013 Business Person of the Year — Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award honors a business person "who has contributed over the whole of his or her career and is seen as a role model and inspiration to others."
Robert, a 1979 graduate and a member of W&L's Board of Trustees, is CEO of Balentine L.L.C., an investment advisory firm in Atlanta. The firm was started in 2009 and now has more than $1.6 billion in assets under management. Balentine's business model is to serve as "the outsourced chief investment officer" for clients, a model that the Atlanta Business Chronicle described as targeting "entrepreneurs who have recently sold their business to larger firms, and foundations and endowments looking for more active management of their funds."
The announcement of Balentine's award also notes that he is an Eagle Scout and volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club, the East Lake Community Garden and the United Methodist Children's home.
The video below from the Metro Atlanta Chamber shares "2:00 Minutes with Robert Balentine":