Robert Chender is a partnering consultant with Focus Consulting Group. He served as chief operating officer and general counsel for both major investment management companies and hedge fund groups for over 18 years. Robert is also a certified mindfulness teacher, and frequently teaches companies and teams about the role of mindfulness in the workplace and the scientifically proven benefits of mindfulness including better performance, greater leadership skills and increased individual and company well-being. As an executive coach, his deep knowledge of the investment management industry allows him to appreciate and understand his clients’ particular professional issues, and his coaching focuses on helping clients mindfully improve decision making, clarify goals and strategies and achieve higher levels of concentration and performance. Robert has a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.