University of Southern California

Robert V. Graziano

Robert Graziano is Managing Partner of the Family Advisory Services Group at Northern Trust. Prior to joining Northern, Bob spent 18 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, serving for his final six years there as the Club’s President & Chief Operating Officer. He was named to that post on March 19, 1998, becoming only the 11th President in franchise history. He started with the Dodger organization in 1986 as Director, Financial Projects and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1987 and Executive Vice President in 1997.

After earning summa cum laude honors and a Business Administration degree (with an emphasis in accounting) from USC in 1980, Bob joined Ernst & Young as a CPA. During his four years with the accounting firm, he serviced audit clients, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1984, he took a leave of absence from Ernst & Young to work for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee in ticket operations. In 1985, Bob joined WTC Airfreight, an international freight forwarding firm, as Manager, Financial Services.

Bob has built a strong reputation in Southern California due to his community involvement and civic leadership. Bob is Chair of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and the LA84 Foundation. He also serves as a board member of LA’s BEST - (an L.A.-based after-school program), USC Associates, and as an advisory board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the USC Sports Business Institute.