Bob Dowdell

SAB Financial Services, Software

Bob Dowdell advises the firm in the area of financial services and software.

Bob Dowdell was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MS/B). MS/B is a leading supplier of local building cost information, residential and commercial property valuation technology and services for the property and casualty insurance sector in the US and Canada. During his tenure (1994 – 2005), he successfully transformed Marshall & Swift and Boeckh from paper-based publishing companies to “knowledge companies” that provide a wide variety of software, data and analytical services to the property insurance, appraisal, and assessment industries.

Bob was also a founder, Board Member, Chairman and interim CEO of Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) during the period from January 1994 to May 2007. During that period, CECO grew from a start-up company to a $2 billion post-secondary training company, with some 85 schools, primarily in the US, but also operating in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada and Dubai.

Bob is a former Director for Genstar portfolio companies, TravelClick, Inc., 21st Services, and ConstructConnect. He also serves as Director of VeriClaim, Bluefin LLC, Rulester LLC, HID and PetroSkills, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Business School of the University of Notre Dame.

Bob is a CPA.


  • University of Notre Dame, MBA
  • University of Notre Dame, BBA



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