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Bob Sinnott

Co-Chair, Kayne Anderson

  • Los Angeles

Robert (Bob) Sinnott is co-chair of Kayne Anderson and  oversees the firm’s energy strategies. Sinnott founded and built Kayne’s energy platform into one of the largest energy investment firms in the country. Sinnott maintains a direct management role in the firm’s energy private equity group and serves as the portfolio manager for two of Kayne’s funds. In addition, Sinnott is a director of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA), a large publicly traded MLP and its parent company, (NYSE: PAGP) and is a director of California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC), California’s largest independent oil and natural gas producer.

Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 1992, Sinnott was a member of Citibank’s LBO Swat Team concentrating on the energy and airline companies and also led its syndication loan activities in Southern California. Prior thereto, Sinnott led Citi’s midstream finance efforts in Houston, Texas. Sinnott has also worked for a large, diversified pipeline company with subsidiaries in the oil and gas exploration and energy services industries. Sinnott and five others opened Bank of America’s energy lending activities in Houston where he financed independent oil and gas companies as well as diversified pipeline companies. Sinnott has over 40 years of investment experience.

Sinnott earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1971 and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University in 1976.  Sinnott served three years aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal as a lieutenant j.g